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Rabblement

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Ra'bblement. n.s. [from rabble.] Croud; tumultuous assembly of mean people.

                      A rude rabblement,
Whose like he never saw, he durst not bide,
But got his ready steed, and fast away 'gan ride.
Fa. Qu.

The rabblement houted, clap'd their chopt hands, and uttered a deal of stinking breath. Shakesp. Julius Cæsar.

There will be always tyrants, murderers, thieves, traitors, and other of the same rabblement. Camden's Remains.

Sources: Camden, William (28) · Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (42) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Rabblement." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3081.


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