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Compendiousness

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Compéndiousness. n.s. [from compendious.] Shortness; brevity; comprehension in a narrow compass.

The inviting easiness and comprendiousness of this assertion, should dazzle the eyes. Bentley's Sermons.

Sources: Bentley, Richard (57)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Compendiousness." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5765.


  1. “Copmendiousness” should be “Compendiousness”

  2. Van Snyder on February 24th, 2012 at 8:37 pm
  3. Fixed. Thanks.

  4. Brandi on February 25th, 2012 at 1:41 am

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