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Legerity

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Leǵerity. n.s. [legereté, French.] Lightness; nimbleness; quickness. A word not in use.

            When the mind is quicken'd,
The organs though defunct and dead before,
Break up their drowsy grave, and newly move
With casted slough and fresh legerity.
Shakespeare.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry V (66)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Legerity." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5004.


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