Found: 1061 entries
(1796) Morse Amer. Geog. I. 80 ``Between some of these
languages, there is indeed a great affinity. ''
(1753) Chambers Cycl. Supp., ``Altumal, a term used
to denote the mercantile style, or dialect. In this sense, we meet with
altumal cant, to denote the language of petty traders and tars.''
1716) South 12 Serm. (1717) IV. 318 ``Discoursing of the
Nature..of God in a language neither warrantable nor apprehensible. ''
(1710) Palmer Proverbs xi, ``Fine language will never attone
for want of manners. ''
(1711) J. Greenwood Eng. Gram. 10 ``As to our daily
borrowing abundance of Words, I cannot think our Language is better'd by it.
(1727) Swift Gulliver iii. i. 182, ``I returned an answer in
that language, hoping..that the cadence might be more agreeable to his ears.
(1791) J. Walker Pron. Dict. s.v. Medicinal,
``Poets..who have, and, perhaps, in some cases, ought to have, a language
different from prose. ''
(1865) Ann. Reg. 178 ``In the language of the party he was termed
the `Head Centre' of the Fenians in Ireland.''
(1727-51) Chambers Cycl. I. s.v., ``The Chinese has no
analogy to any other language in the world. ''
(1797) Godwin Enquirer i. vi. 43 ``Collating one language
with another. ''
Berkeley Siris Sect.155 ``In compliance with established
language and the use of the world. ''
(1786) H. Tooke Purley (1798) I. 305 ``The cypher, which has
no value of itself, and only serves (if I may use the language of Grammarians)
to connote and consignify, and to change the value of figures. ''
1790) J. Willock Voy. iv. 105 ``Soon after, the boatswain or
countermaster (as the word in their language signifies)..came up to us.''
(1830) Mackintosh Eth. Philos. Wks. 1846 I. 179 ``Mr. Hume,
who has translated so many of the dark and crabbed passages of Butler into his
own transparent and beautiful language. ''
(1878) Murray's Handbk. Trav. Turkey in Asia (ed. 4) 179/1 ``The
Inscriptions found..in Cyprus are in three languages: 1. Cypriote. ''
(1784) New Spectator XX. 4/1 ``Adepts in the demi-rip language. ''
(1754) Farro (title), ``Royal Universal British Grammar and
Vocabulary, being a digestion of the entire English Language into its proper
parts of speech.''
Amer. Speech XI. 171/1 ``Mr. Zipf has succeeded in defining
distributional factors and in demonstrating their significance in language. ''
(1624) Quarles Job (1717) 221 ``Jehovah did at length
unshroud His *Earths-amazing language. ''
(1752) Johnson Rambler No. 202 P6 ``To be poor, in the epick
language, is only not to command the wealth of nations. ''
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. ''
(1709) Steele & Swift Tatler No. 66 P1 ``The most
proper Form of Words that were ever extant in any..Language. ''
Belsham Ess. I. ii. 25 ``Shakespeare..is the most figurative
writer..in our language. ''
(1746) Narr. Exploits H. Simms in Borrow Zincali (1843) II.
129 ``They..began to talk their Flash Language, which I did not then
(1741) Chambers Cycl. s.v., ``In our language the s
between two vowels has the Force or power of a z..An unite before a
cypher has the Force of ten. ''
(1727-51) Chambers Cycl. s.v. Romans, ``A mixture..of
half Latin, half Gaulish or Celtic, constituted the Romans [language]. ''
(1725) Lond. Gaz. No. 6390/1 ``A..Mob..gave them abusive Language.
(1697) Dryden Ess. Virg. Georg. (1721) I. 199 ``This
Language..has a Natural Greatness in it. ''
(1779-81) Johnson L.P., Cowley Wks. II. 23 ``He..reduces it
from strength of thought to happiness of language. ''
E. Darwin Bot. Gard. ii. 17 note, ``What is in common
language called a bulbous root, is by Linneus termed the Hybernacle or
winter-lodge, of the young plant. ''
(1749) Fielding Tom Jones xv. viii, ``Miss Nancy was, in
vulgar language, soon made an honest woman. ''
Morse Amer. Geog. I. 106 ``The language of the Sandwich Isles is
almost identically the same with that of Otaheite. ''
W. Sellars in Castaneda & Nakhnikian Morality & Lang; of
Conduct 178 ``In other words, shall-statements, unlike implication
statements, are in the object-language. ''
(1719) De Foe Crusoe i. xviii, ``Tying his Hands, and giving
him injurious Language. ''
Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry I. i. 2 ``A language extremely
barbarous, irregular and intractable. ''
(1794) Prisc. Wakefield Mental Improv. (1801) I. 58 ``The
invitation is given by what is called Jerks, in the language of the
(1877) A. S. Gatschet in Mag. Amer. Hist. I. iii. 170 ``The
Kootenai, Kitunaha, or Flatbow language. ''
(1747) Spence Polymetis viii. xv. 243 ``Those attributes of
the Sword, Victory, and Globe, say very plainly (in the language of the
statuaries) that [etc.]. ''
(1798) Canning New Morality 46 in Anti-Jacobin 9
July, ``The stream of verse and many-languaged prose. ''
(A. 1733) R. North Life F. North 219 ``He [Jeffries] could
not reprehend without scolding; and in such Billinsgate Language, as [etc.]...
He call'd it giving a Lick with the rough Side of his Tongue. ''
Johnson L.P., Milton 62 ``His literature was unquestionably
great. He read all the languages which are considered either as learned or
(1752) Fawkes Descr. May Pref., ``The Lowland Scotch
language, and the English, at that time, were nearly the same. ''
(1794) Hist. in Ann. Reg. 61 ``Mr. Canning, in his maiden
speech (according to the technical language of the house) said [etc.]. ''
(1974) G. Reece tr. Hund's Hist. Quantum Theory xiii. 171
``First Heisenberg showed in the language of matrix mechanics that two
identical coupled systems always behaved like the two oscillators. ''
Pope Postscr. to Odyss. (1840) 390 ``Language, which..rattles
like some mightiness of meaning in the most indifferent subjects. ''
(1760-72) H. Brooke Fool of Qual. (1809) I. 165, ``I
apprehend that this character is pretty much upon the modern. In all ancient
or dead languages we have no term any way adequate, whereby we may express it.
(1873) Jrnl. Asiatic Soc. Bengal XLII. 34 ``The people of
Pegu..call themselves Mun, Mwun, or Mon... The Burmese, since the conquest of
Pegu..in 1757-58, had strongly discouraged the use of the Mun language. ''
(1711) Steele Spect. No. 4 P6 ``Her Air has the Beauty of
Motion, and her Look the Force of Language.''
(1780) Harris Philol. Enq. Wks. (1841) 529 ``Greek..was
still (with a few corruptions) their native language. ''
(1774) Low Tour Orkney & Schetland 196 ``They speak the
English language with a good deal of the Norn accent. ''
Beddoes Demonstr. Evid. 96 ``Cause, from being the name of a
particular object, has become, in consequence of the obliteration of that
original signification, a remarkable abbreviation in language. ''
(1795) Southey in Cottle Early Recoll. (1837) II. 3 ``Of all
things it is most difficult to understand the optimism of this difference of
in Ld. Macartney's Life &c. (1807) I. 144 ``Were we to adopt the
ostensible and artificial language of that prudence which [etc.]; ''
(1709) Mrs. Manley Secret Mem. I. 57 ``The Maid..in her
usual fawning Language calls him dear Papa [ed. 1720 Pappa].
(178.) Parker Life's Painter 136 ``Gammon and Patter is the
language of cant. ''
(1710) Swift Tatler No. 230 P10 ``All new affected Modes of
Speech..are the first perishing Parts in any Language. ''
(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. ''
(1786) H. Tooke Purley 68 ``They [abbreviations] have been
introduced, in different plenty, and more or less happily, in all Languages.
Farrar Orig. Lang. 172 ``Agglutination or *Polysynthetism is the
name which has been invented for the complex condition of early language, when
words follow each other in a sort of idyllic and laissez-aller
carelessness, and the whole sentence, or even the whole discourse, is
conjugated or declined as though it were a single word, every subordinate
clause being inserted in the main one by a species of incapsulation. ''
(1766) J. Cleland Way to Things by Words 88 ``The Pracort is
the vulgar language, so called in contradistinction to the Sanscort. ''
Steele Spect. No. 474 P4 ``Their distinguishing Mark is certain
Prettinesses of Foreign Languages, the Meaning of which they could have better
express'd in their own. ''
(1767) A. Campbell Lexiph. (1774) 64 ``Misocapelus,
Captator, Eubulus, and Quisquilius properated before, with a rapid oscitancy.
(Here a burlesque of pedantic language.)''
(1765) Martin in Phil. Trans. LVII. 219 ``Malignant
fevers,..here termed pucker fevers, meaning (in the natives language)
strong fevers. ''
Chambers Cycl., s.v. Hebrew, ``The rabbinical Hebrew must
be allowed a very copious language. ''
(1779) Johnson L.P., Milton (1868) 62 ``He read all the
languages which are considered either as learned or polite. ''
Southey Let. to J. May 26 June, ``The French never can have a
good epic poem till they have republicanised their language. ''
Berkeley Hylas & Phil; iii. Wks. 1871 I. 335 ``Whether it be
not ridiculously absurd to misapply names contrary to the common use of
(1776) Burney Hist. Music (1789) II. iv. 248 ``The Normans
made it their boast..that they spoke the Romanse language with purity. ''
K. Clark Another Part of Wood v. 179 ``An invitation to dine was
in Rossettian language `Come and grub with me', but dinner was more
(1909) E. Wyrall Spike iii. 17 `` In tramp language, to be
`run' is to be handed over to the police. ''
(1760) J. H. Grose Voy. E. Indies I. 202 (Y.) ``They have a
learned language peculiar to themselves, called the Hanscrit. ''
(1797) Encycl. Brit. (ed. 3) XIV. 560/1 marg., ``Causes of
the purity of the Scotch dialect of this ancient language. ''
(1745) J. Mason Self-Knowl. i. iii. (1853) 33 ``A good and a
bad Principle, (called in *Scripture-Language the Flesh and the Spirit). ''
(1793) Murphy Tacitus IV. 319 ``There were no terms in the
Latin language to signify senatress, dictatress or even empress.''
(1709) Felton Diss. Classics (1718) 18 ``Considering the
Disadvantage of the Language, and the Severity of the Roman Muse, the Poem is
still more Wonderful. ''
(1973) Black Panther 1 Sept. 17/1 ``Chief Fools Crow..damned the
Executors in Sioux language.''
1768) T. Secker Wks. (1771) V. 140 ``Making a Language absurd,
and imprinting a Character of Slavishness upon it. ''
(1792) J. Belknap Hist. New Hampsh. III. 296 ``The junior
sophisters, beside the languages, enter on natural and moral philosophy and
(1700) Dryden Fables Pref. (1721) 21 ``You have here a
specimen of Chaucer's language. ''
(1705) J. Dunton Life & Err; 461 ``His Language is
always Neat and Fine, but unaffected, free from Starch, or Intricacy. ''
(1710) Felton Diss. Classics (1718) 71 ``For this is to
speak or write English in Purity and Perfection, to let the Streams run clear
and unmix'd, without taking in other Languages in the Course. ''
(1936) Discovery June 171/1 ``The Nilotes of the Nile Valley,
speaking Negro (Sudanic) languages and extending from the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
some 200 miles south of Khartum into Uganda. ''
(1788) G. Ellis Mem. Map Countries between Black Sea &
Caspian 77 (heading) ``Georgian language. Carduel dialect.
Imretian. Suaneti dialect. ''
(1777) W. Dalrymple Trav. Sp. & Port; lvi, ``Military
books had been bought up in all languages for the use of this tactical school.
(1937) M. Covarrubias Island of Bali (1972) vii. 174 ``It
was Erlangga who instituted Javanese as the official language of Bali. Tantric
black magic seems to have played an important part in Erlangga's time. ''
(1727-41) Chambers Cycl. s.v., ``Teutonic language, is the
ancient language of Germany, which is ranked among the mother-tongues. ''
(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. ''
tr. Ueberweg's Hist. Philos. II. 339 ``De Bonald (1754-1840) was the
chief of the so-called `traditionalistic' school, the leading dogma of which
was the divine creation of language.''
(1780) Mirror No. 97 P18 ``Nothing can be more grotesque than her
travelled language. ''
(1706) Smith in Hearne Collect. 14 Dec. (O.H.S.) I. 312
``The old Thuscan language. ''
Mme. D'Arblay Camilla iv. v, ``Is she unacquainted that a little
knowledge of books and languages is what alone I have been taught?''
Neal Hist. Purit. I. 187 ``It was reported that some of the
warmer Puritans had turned the Habits into ridicule, and given unhandsome
language to them that wore them. ''
(1706) Phillips (ed. Kersey), ``To Un-parrel a Yard, (in
Sea-Language) is to take off the Frames call'd Parrels, that go round about
Melmoth Fitzosborne Lett. xlix. (1749) II. 36 ``Every eminent
writer, without indulging any unwarranted licences, has a language which he
derives from himself. ''
(1794) Mathias Purs. Lit. (1798) 434 ``Men of learning have
always had a proper value for the Greek language.''
Sayce Compar. Philol. v. 179 ``A child can learn as readily the
vernacular of Canton as the language of London.''
R. M. Jones Spiritual Reformers 16th & 17th Cent; v. 69
``Schwenckfeld was denounced in the most vituperous language of the period. ''
(1796) Pegge Anonym. (1809) 454 ``One would wonder how the
w could ever come to be a letter in our language, for it is plainly
nothing else but the u vowel; for..uill spells will, as much as
(1759) Smeaton in Phil. Trans. LI. 141 note, ``The
angle of the sails is accounted from the plain of their motion; that is, when
they stand at right angles to the axis, their angle is denoted 0deg., this
notation being agreeable to the language of practitioners, who call the angle
so denoted, the weather of the sail. ''
(1781) Cowper Conversat. 263 ``When wine has giv'n indecent
language birth. ''