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Quadruple

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Quadruple. adj. [quadruple, Fr. quadruplus, Lat.] Fourfold; four times told.

A law, that to bridle theft doth punish thieves with a quadruple restitution, hath an end which will continue as long as the world itself continueth. Hooker.

The lives of men on earth might have continued double, treble or quadruple, to any of the longest times of the first age. Raleigh's History of the World.

Fat refreshes the blood in the penury of aliment during the winter, and some animals have a quadruple caul. Arbuthnot.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Hooker, Richard (175) · Raleigh, Walter (68)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quadruple." 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=3985.


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