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Absorpt

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Abso'rpt. part. [from absorb.] Swallowed up; used as well, in a figurative sense, of persons, as, in the primitive, of things.

What can you expect from a man, who has not talked these five days? who is withdrawing his thoughts, as far as he can, from all the present world, its customs and its manners, to be fully possessed and absorpt in the past. Pope's Letters

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Absorpt." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=914.


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