A Dictionary of the English Language
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Avail (noun)

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Ava'il. n.s. [from to avail.] Profit; advantage; benefit.

For all that else did come, were sure to fail;
Yet would he further none but for avail.
Spenser's Hubbard's Tale.

                    I charge thee,
As heav'n shall work in me for thine avail,
To tell me truly.
Shakesp. All's well that ends well.

Truth, light upon this way, is of no more avail to us than errour. Locke.

Sources: Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well (21) · Locke, John (269) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Avail (noun)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5608.


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