A Dictionary of the English Language
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Anniversary (adjective)

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Annive'rsary. adj. [anniversarius, Lat.] Returning with the revolution of the year; annual; yearly.

The heaven whirled about with admirable celerity, most constantly finishing its anniversary vicissitudes. Ray.

They deny giving any worship to a creature, as inconsistent with christianity; but confess the honour and esteem for the martyrs, which they expressed by keeping their anniversary days, and recommending their example. Stillingfl. Defence.

Sources: Ray, John (59) · Stillingfleet, Edward (38)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Anniversary (adjective)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 31, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8346.


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