A Dictionary of the English Language
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A'ccuracy. n.s. [accuratio, Lat.] Exactness, nicety.

The man who hath the stupid ignorance, or hardened effrontery! to insult the revealed will of God; or the petulant conceit to turn it into ridicule; or the arrogance to make his own perfections the measure of the Divinity; or, at best, that can collate a text, or quote an authority, with an insipid accuracy; or demonstrate a plain proposition, in all the formality of A's and B's; these now are the only men worth mentioning. Delany.

We consider the uniformity of the whole design, accuracy of the calculations, and skill in restoring and comparing passages of ancient authors. Arbuthnot on Coins, Pref.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Delany, Patrick (2)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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