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In (composition)

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In has commonly in composition a negative or privative sense, as in the Latin: so, active denotes that which acts, inactive that which does not act. In before r is changed into r; as irregular: before l into l; as illative; and into m before some other consonants; as improbable.

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "In (composition)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 25, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9448.



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