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Yon (adjective)

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Yon.
Yond.
Yo'nder.
adj. [ᵹonꝺ, Saxon.] Being at a distance within view.

Madam, yond young fellow swears he will speak with you. Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Good mother, do not marry me to yon fool. Shakespeare.

Would you not laugh to meet a great counsellor of state in a flat cap, his gloves under his girdle, and yond haberdasher in a velvet gown furred with sables? Ben. Johnson's Discoveries.

Tigranes, being encamped upon a hill with four hundred thousand men, discovered the army of the Romans, being not above fourteen thousand, marching towards him: he made himself merry with it, and said, yonder men are too many for an ambassage, and too few for a fight. Bacon's Natural History.

            For proof look up,
And read thy lot in yon celestial sign.
Milton's Parad. Lost.

Yon flow'ry arbors, yonder allies green. Milton.

Let other swains attend the rural care,
But nigh yon mountain let me tune my lays.
Pope.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Jonson, Ben (70) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Milton, John (449) · Pope, Alexander (393) · Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (36)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Yon (adjective)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 21, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8262.


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