Found: 114 entries
  1. arabesque (1770) W. Guthrie Geogr., Egypt (T.) ``The Arabick, or Arabesque, as it is called, is still the current language. ''
  2. assimilati(1779) Sheridan Critic i. i. (1883) 152 ``The poverty of your own language prevents their assimilating. ''
  3. attributio(1774) T. Warton Eng. Poetry (1840) I. Diss. i. 14 ``The attribution of prophetical language to birds. ''
  4. bassoon (1778) Johnson in Boswell III. 39 ``In a different language it [poetry] may be the same tune, but it has not the same tone. Homer plays it on a bassoon; Pope on a flagelet. ''
  5. Batta (1779) C. Miller in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. 1778 165 ``The well inhabited by a people called Battas, who differ from all the other inhabitants of Sumatra in language, manners, and customs. ''
  6. bottom (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. iv. 42 ``In order to get at the bottom of this question. ''
  7. cadence (1771) Smollett Humph. Cl. (1815) 241 ``The Scotchman who had not yet acquired the cadence of the English, would naturally use his own in speaking their language.''
  8. Carib (1777) Robertson Hist. Amer. II. 450 ``The Caribbees still use two distinct languages.''
  9. challenge (1772) Chron. in Ann. Reg. 104/2 ``The corporation objected to the whole jury, which in law language is called challenging the array. ''
  10. cipher (1779) Burney Infant Music. in Phil. Trans. LXIX. 198 ``While he was playing the organ, a particular note hung, or, to speak the language of organ-builders, ciphered, by which the tone was continued without the pressure of the finger. ''
  11. clothe (1771) Junius Lett. lxi. 316 ``Clothe it in what language you will. ''
  12. cockney (1776) G. Campbell Philos. Rhet. (1801) I. 399 ``It is an idiom of the Cockney language. ''
  13. college (1775) Johnson West Isl., Aberdeen, ``In each of these towns [Old and New Aberdeen] there is a college, or in stricter language, an univeristy; for..the colleges hold their sessions and confer degrees separately. ''
  14. comparison(1773) Ld. Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. vi. 68 ``The faculty of Comparison is that which produces ideas. ''
  15. compliment(1779) J. Moore View Soc. Fr. (1789) I. x. 63 ``Their language abounds in complimental phrases. ''
  16. comprehens(1779-81) Johnson L.P. Dryden Wks. II. 387 ``The affluence and comprehension of our language is..displayed in our poetical translations of Ancient Writers. ''
  17. copious (1772-7) Sir W. Jones Poems, Ess. i. 172 ``Their language is..the most copious, perhaps, in the world.''
  18. cost (1776) Adam Smith W.N. i. vii. I. 57 ``In common language what is called the prime cost of any commodity does not comprehend the profit of the person who is to sell it again. ''
  19. countenanc(1770) Junius Lett. xxxvi. 179 ``Their countenances speak a different language. ''
  20. ditto (1775) in Prior Life of Burke (1825) I. 284 ``His brother candidate Mr. Cruger, a the conclusion of one of Mr. Burke's eloquent harangues, finding..nothing to the language of the counting-house, `I say ditto to Mr. Burke'. ''
  21. divaricate(1779-81) Johnson L.P., Dryden Wks. II. 387 ``While they [languages] run on together, the closest translation may be considered as the best; but when they divaricate, each must take its natural course. ''
  22. dust (1774) Westm. Mag. II. 380 ``Several of the company, not the language of the Bucks, kicked up a dust. ''
  23. efficient (1774) Mitford Harmony of Lang., ``Ignorance concerning the efficients of the harmony of language. ''
  24. eldest (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. vii. 87 ``Matter must be the eldest of things. ''
  25. elemental (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. iii. v. 482 ``The division of elemental sounds into Vowels and Consonants. ''
  26. embarrass (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. ix. 123 ``Could not conceive and argue..without imbarrassing his thoughts. ''
  27. enlarge (1774) Monboddo Language (ed. 2) I. Pref. 10 ``In this second edition, so much inlarged. ''
  28. Erse (1777) Johnson in Boswell Apr., ``The Erse dialect of the Celtick language has, from the earliest times, been spoken in Britain. ''
  29. Eskimo (1770) G. Cartwright Jrnl. 6 Dec. (1792) I. 66 ``A very imperfect vocabulary of the Esquimaux language. ''
  30. etymologis(1774) Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry xx. (1840) II. 268 ``Chaucer, Gower, and Occleve..are supposed by the severer etymologists, to have corrupted the purity of the English language. ''
  31. euphonize (1774) Mitford Harm. Lang. 172 ``The spreading of classical learning had not at first that general effect in euphonizing our language which might have been expected. ''
  32. general (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. i. 5 ``What therefore constitutes the essential part of the expression of generals, or ideas. ''
  33. gutturalit(1770) Baretti Journ. Lond. to Genoa III. lvii. 11 ``The Spanish language..has some soft gutturality. ''
  34. hang (1779) Burney Infant Music. in Phil. Trans. LXIX. 198 ``A particular note hung, or, to speak the language of organ builders, ciphered, by which the tone was continued without the pressure of the finger.''
  35. happiness (1779-81) Johnson L.P., Cowley Wks. II. 23 ``He..reduces it from strength of thought to happiness of language. ''
  36. Hellenism (1771) Macpherson Introd. Hist. Gt. Brit. 244 ``Their language, though tinctured with Hellenisms, is radically different from the Greek. ''
  37. humanity (1774) Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry xxxv. (1840) II. 547 ``Nicholas the fifth..established public rewards at Rome for composition in the learned languages, appointed professors in humanity. ''
  38. idiomatic (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. viii. 99 ``Qualities that are accidental, or idiomatical, that is, peculiar to the individual. ''
  39. idiomatic (1779-81) Johnson L.P., Addison Wks. III. 110 ``If his language had been less idiomatical, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism. ''
  40. import (1774) Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry I. Diss. i. 36 ``They imported with them into England the old Runic language and letters. ''
  41. innate (1773) Barrington in Phil. Trans. LXIII. 252 ``Notes in birds are no more innate, than language is in man. ''
  42. intellect (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. iv. 45 ``The faculty by which it [the mind] operates singly, and without participation of the body, I call intellect. ''
  43. intractabl(1774) Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry I. i. 2 ``A language extremely barbarous, irregular and intractable. ''
  44. Italicism (1773) Westm. Mag. I. 15 (Jod.) ``Our language abounds with Italicisms. ''
  45. language (1779-81) Johnson L.P., Addison Wks. III. 44 ``A dead language, in which nothing is mean because nothing is familiar. ''
  46. language (1770) Junius Lett. 187 ``They suggest to him a language full of severity and reproach. ''
  47. law (1775) Johnson Tax. no Tyr. 79 ``No man ever could give law to language. ''
  48. literature(1779-81) Johnson L.P., Milton 62 ``His literature was unquestionably great. He read all the languages which are considered either as learned or polite. ''
  49. literature(1779) Johnson L.P., Cowley P1 ``An author whose pregnancy of imagination and elegance of language have deservedly set him high in the ranks of literature. ''
  50. macaronic (1778) Johnson 14 Apr. in Boswell, ``Maccaronick verses are verses made out of a mixture of different languages. ''
  51. Malabar (1778) Malabar language [see Tamil].
  52. metre (1779-81) Johnson L.P., Milton Wks. II. 174 ``It the musick of metre that poetry has been discriminated in all languages. ''
  53. mild (1771) Junius Lett. xlix. (1788) 266 ``But this language is too mild for the occasion. ''
  54. mirror (1776) G. Campbell Philos. Rhetoric I. ii. iii. 420 ``If the analogy of the language must be preserved in composition, to what kind of reception are the following entitled..homedialect, bellysense, and *mirrour-writing? ''
  55. money (1776) Adam Smith W. N. iv. i. P1 ``Wealth and money..are, in common language, considered as in every respect synonymous. ''
  56. mosque (1779) Burke Corr. (1844) II. 270, ``I could not justify to myself to give to the synagogue, the mosque, or the pagoda, the language which your pulpits so liberally bestow upon a great part of the Christian world. ''
  57. nasal (1776) Burney Hist. Mus. (1789) II. iv. 309 ``Why the French language should have so many nazal endings. ''
  58. natural (1774) Ld. Monboddo Orig. & Progress of Lang; II. iii. xiii. 445 ``If we understand the sign, we have in effect the definition of the thing, then is the language truly a philosophical language, and such as must be universal among philosophers... It may also be said to be a natural language..since it follows the order of the human mind in forming the ideas of which language is the expression. ''
  59. Norn (1774) Low Tour Orkney & Schetland 196 ``They speak the English language with a good deal of the Norn accent. ''
  60. Norse (1774) Low Tour Orkney & Schetland (1879) 105 ``The Norse Language is much worn out here..; it was the language of the last age. ''
  61. northen (1772) D. Taitt in N. D. Mereness Trav. Amer. Col. (1916) 541 ``The Inhabitants of the Tuskigees are a remnant of Northen Indians and speak a different Language from the Creek. ''
  62. numerous (1778) Harris in Boswell 9 Apr., ``In my opinion, the chief excellence of our language is numerous prose. ''
  63. orthoepy (1773) W. Kenrick (title) ``A new Dictionary of the English Language: containing not only the explanation of words..but likewise their orthoepia or pronunciation in speech. ''
  64. pagoda (1779) Burke Corr. (1844) II. 270, ``I could not justify to myself to give to the synagogue, the mosque, or the pagoda, the language which your pulpits so liberally bestow upon a great part of the Christian world. ''
  65. palatine (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. iii. xiv. 675 ``In Greek, <gamma>, k, E, x..are all palatine consonants;''
  66. particular(1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. i. 5 ``These conceptions are either of particulars, viz. individual things, or of generals. ''
  67. passionate(1771) Junius Lett. lviii. 303 ``Forgive this passionate language. ''
  68. passive (1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. iv. 46 ``The mind is to be considered as merely passive, receiving like wax the impressions of external objects. ''
  69. pastoral (1779-81) Johnson L.P., Phillips Wks. IV. 193 ``The Italians soon transferred Pastoral Poetry into their own language..and all nations of Europe filled volumes with Thyrsis and Damon, and Thestylis and Phyllis. ''
  70. pazar (1774) Goldsm. Nat. Hist. (1776) III. 75 ``The word bezoar is supposed to take its name either from the pazan or pazar, which is the animal that produces it; or from a word in the Arabic language, which signifies antidote, or counter-poison.''
  71. peregrinit(1774) Boswell Jrnl. Tour Hebrides 29 Aug., ``He said to me..`these people, sir,..may have somewhat of a peregrinity in their dialect, which relation has augmented to a different language'. I asked him if peregrinity was an English word. He laughed and said, `No'. ''
  72. philology (1776) G. Campbell Philos. Rhet. I. i. v. 125 ``All the branches of philology, such as history, civil, ecclesiastic, and literary: grammar, languages, jurisprudence, and criticism. ''
  73. phraseolog(1776) Baretti (title) ``Easy Phraseology, for the use of young Ladies who intend to learn the colloquial part of the Italian Language.''
  74. pretend (1776) Jefferson Writ. (1892) I. 47 ``Speak in honest language and say the minority will be in danger from the majority. And is there an assembly on earth where this danger may not be equally pretended?''
  75. prosodial (1775) T. Sheridan Art Reading 214 ``The speak in the prosodial language, becomes purely amphibrachic. ''
  76. provincial(1770) Monthly Rev. XLII. 180 ``His, moreover, frequently debased with certain provincialisms.''
  77. quartz (1772) tr. Cronstedt's Min. 57, ``I shall adopt this name of quartz in English as it has already gained access into other European languages. ''
  78. read (1779) Johnson L.P., Milton (1868) 62 ``He read all the languages which are considered either as learned or polite. ''
  79. recitative(1771) Smollett Humph. Cl. 13 July, ``Because every language had its peculiar recitative. ''
  80. restore (1771) Charact. in Ann. Reg. 260/2 ``Mr. Berenger's account of this machine, has, to use the language of the virtuosi, restored a piece of antiquity. ''
  81. retrospect(1774) J. Bryant Mythol. I. 168 ``They explained everything by the language in use; without the least retrospect or allowance. ''
  82. rhyming (1775) J. Walker (title) ``A Dictionary of the English Language, answering at once the purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. ''
  83. rhyming (1775) J. Walker Dict. Eng. Lang. p. v, ``A *rhyming dictionary in a living language, for the purposes of poetry, seems no very unnatural or useless production. ''
  84. romance (1776) Burney Hist. Music (1789) II. iv. 248 ``The Normans made it their boast..that they spoke the Romanse language with purity. ''
  85. Romansh (1775) Phil. Trans. LXVI. 129 ``This language is called Romansh, and is now spoken in the most mountainous parts of the country of the Grisons. ''
  86. Romansh (1775) Phil. Trans. LXVI. 129 ``An Account of the Romansh Language. ''
  87. Rosalia (1773) C. Burney Present State of Music in Germany II. 327 ``The French have a term for this tediousness, which is wanting in other languages, they call it Rosalie. ''
  88. Sanskrit (1770) Phil. Trans. LX. 448 ``Their language is the Nagri..more ancient than even the Shanscritta. ''
  89. Sanskrit (1773) Gentl. Mag. XLIII. 498 ``The loss of the Sans-skirrit language, and the confinement of it to the priesthood. ''
  90. Saxonism (1774) Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry I. ii. 49 ``The language [of Robert of Gloucester] full of Saxonisms. ''
  91. Scotchman (1773) Macpherson Ossian's Poems (1806) I. Dissert. 37 ``A Scotchman, tolerably conversant in his own language, understands Irish composition. ''
  92. Scotticism(1772) Wesley Jrnl. 11 Dec. (1827) III. 470 ``The book is wrote with great accuracy of language, (allowing for a few Scotticisms). ''
  93. situation (1777) Pitt in Almon Anecd. (1812) II. 302 ``This ruinous and ignominious situation..calls upon us to remonstrate in the strongest..language. ''
  94. sivvens (1776) Pennant Tour in Scot. ii. App. 447 ``A loathsome and very infectious disease of the venereal kind, called the Sivvens... Sometimes a fungus appears in various parts of the body, resembling a raspberry, in the Erse language called Sivven. ''
  95. slang (1774) Kelly School for Wives iii. ix, ``There is a language we [bailiffs] some-times talk in, called slang. ''
  96. story-tell(1777) J. Richardson Dissert. Language 57 ``Professed story-tellers..are of early date in the East. ''
  97. subscripti(1771) Smollett Humphry Cl. (1815) 151 ``The Scotchman gives lectures on the pronunciation of the English language, which he is now publishing by subscription. ''
  98. suit (1771) Junius Lett. lxiii. (1788) 334 ``Both the law and the language are well suited to a Barrister! ''
  99. tactical (1777) W. Dalrymple Trav. Sp. & Port; lvi, ``Military books had been bought up in all languages for the use of this tactical school. ''
  100. tally-ho (1772) R. Graves Spir. Quixote (1783) I. 68 ``Jerry..with the utmost vociferation, in the fox-hunters' language, cries out, `Tallio! Tallio! Tallio!' ''
  101. Tamil (1778) (title) ``A Grammar for learning the Principles of the Malabar Language, properly called Tamul or the Tamulian Language. (Wepery.) ''
  102. tincture (1775) Tyrwhitt Chaucer IV. 26 ``We may fairly conclude, that the English language must have imbibed a strong tincture of the French, long before the age of Chaucer. ''
  103. train (1776) E. Topham Lett. fr. Edinburgh 98 ``When they are young they dance extremely well; but afterwards (to speak in the language of the turf) they train off. ''
  104. translate (1776) Johnson 11 Apr., in Boswell, ``Poetry..cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve languages. ''
  105. underbeare(1777) Brand Pop. Antiq. iii. 35 ``St. Jerom..informs us, that Bishops were what in modern Language we call Under-bearers at her Funeral. ''
  106. unversed (1779) J. Moore View Soc. Fr. (1789) I. iv. 27 ``A stranger..unversed in their language. ''
  107. vamp (1774) tr. Helvetius' Child of Nature II. 205 ``They consist, in general, of old characters, old incidents, and old catastrophes, vamped out in the language and dress of the day. ''
  108. vicissitud(1773) Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. ix. 111 ``Corporeal forms which a constant vicissitude of generation and corruption. ''
  109. waive (1774) J. Walker Gen. Idea Pronounc. Dict. 2 ``If, therefore, every argument for the improvement of language were waved, but what arises from the superior harmony and beauty of an uniform and well-polished tongue, we might with reason conclude, that [etc.]. ''
  110. wakon (1778) J. Carver Trav. N. Amer. xviii. 473 ``The name they have given it is expressive of its superior excellence, and the veneration they have for it; the wakon bird being in their language the bird of the Great Spirit. ''
  111. Walachian (1776) Gibbon Decl. & F; xi. (1782) I. 357 note, ``The Walachians still preserve many traces of the Latin language. ''
  112. weak (1771) Junius Lett. lxiv. (1772) II. 327 ``If these terms are weak, or ambiguous, in what language can Junius express himself? ''
  113. while (1776) Ann. Reg., Hist. Eur. 73/1 ``He solemnly declared, that while-ever he sate in that house, he would not endure such language. ''
  114. wrangle (1773) Ld. Monboddo Language (1774) I. i. viii. 108 ``About which we see men wrangle and dispute without end. ''