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Námely. adv. [from name.] Particularly; specially; to mention by name.

It can be to nature no injury, that of her we say the same which diligent beholders of her works have observed; namely, that she provideth for all living creatures nourishment which may suffice. Hooker, b. iii. s. 4.

Which of these sorrows is he subject to?
To none of these, except it be the last;
Namely, some love that drew him oft from home.

The council making remonstrances unto queen Elizabeth, of the continual conspiracies against her life; and namely, that a man was lately taken, who stood ready in a very dangerous and suspicious manner to do the deed; advised her to go less abroad weakly attended. But the queen answered, that she had rather be dead, than put in custody. Bacon, Apophth. 14.

For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining in dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none can question. Addison's Spectator.

Solomon's choice does not only instruct us in that point of history, but furnishes out a very fine moral to us; namely, that he who applies his heart to wisdom, does at the same time take the most proper method for gaining long life, riches, and reputation. Addison's Guardian.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Bacon, Francis (396) · Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (24) · Hooker, Richard (175) · Spectator (140)

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