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Hairbrained

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Háirbrained. adj. [This should rather be written harebrained, unconstant, unsettled, wild as a hare.] Wild; irregular; unsteady.

Let's leave this town; for they are hairbrained slaves,
And hunger will enforce them be more eager.
Shakes. H.VI.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hairbrained." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 6, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=7695.


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