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December

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Decémber. n.s. [december, Latin.] The last month of the year; but named december, or the tenth month, when the year began in March.

Men are April when they woo, and December when they wed. Shakespeare's As you like it.

          What should we speak of,
When we are old as you? When we shall hear
The rain and wind beat dark December.
Shakesp. Cymbeline.

Sources: Shakespeare's As You Like It (40) · Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "December." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 4, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=823.


  1. That Cymbeline quote is awesome.

  2. Beau on December 1st, 2010 at 8:11 pm

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