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Abed

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Abe'd adv. [from a, for at. See (A,) and Bed.] In bed.

It was a shame for them to mar their complexions, yea and conditions too, with long lying abed: and that, when she was of their age, she trowed, she would have made a handkerchief by that time o' day. Sidney, b. ii.

She has not been abed, but in her chapel
All night devoutly watch'd, and brib'd the saints
With prayers for her deliverance.
Dryd. Span. Friar.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Sidney, Philip (140)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Abed." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 23, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=300.


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