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Avail (verb neuter)

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To Ava'il. v.n. To be of use; to be of advantage.

Nor can my strength avail, unless by thee
Endu'd with force, I gain the victory.
Dryden's Fables.

When real merit is wanting, it avails nothing to have been encouraged by the great. Pope's Preface to his Works.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Verb Neuter (131)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Avail (verb neuter)." 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=5609.


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