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Brevier

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Brevi'er. n.s. A particular size of letter used in printing; so called, probably, from being originally used in printing a breviary; as,

Not love thy life, nor hate, but what thou liv'st,
Live well, how long or short, permit to heav'n.
Milton.

Sources: Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Brevier." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7002.


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