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Easter

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Eáster. n.s. [eastre, Saxon; ooster, Dutch.] The day on which the Christian church commemorates our Saviour's resurrection.

Did'st thou not fall out with a taylor for wearing his new doublet before Easter? Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Victor's unbrother-like heat towards the Eastern churches, in the controversy about Easter, fomented that difference into a schism. Decay of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Easter." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 17, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5896.


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