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Hýper. n.s. [A word barbarously curtailed by Prior from hypercritick.] A hypercritick; one more critical than necessity requires. Prior did not know the meaning of the word.

Criticks I read on other men,
And hypers upon them again.
Prior.

Sources: Prior, Matthew (162)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hyper." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6291.


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