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Seize (verb neuter)

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To Seize. v.n. To fix the grasp or the power on any thing.

              Fairest Cordelia,
Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon:
Be't lawful I take up what's cast away?
Shakesp. K. Lear.

Where there is a design of supplanting, that necessarily requires another of accusing: even Jezebel projects not to seize on Naboth's vineyard without a precedent charge. Dec. of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Seize (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3807.


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