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thing done or known. Corrupted, I

his garrisons, and his feastings, wherein he was think, from cessez.

only sumptuous, could not but soak his exI would not have thee linger in thy pain :

chequer.

Ivotion, So so.

Shakspeare,

So'a KER. n. s. [from soak.] So so; it works : now, mistress, sit you fast. 1. He that macerates in any moisture.

Dryden. 2. A great drinker. In low language. 20. So so. [cosi cosi, Italian.] Indiffer- SOAP. n. s. [rape, Saxon ; sapo, Lat.) A ently; not much amiss nor well.

substance used in washing, made of a He's not very tall; yet for his years he's tall; lixivium of vegetable alkaline ashes and His leg is but so so, and yet 't is well. Sbaksp. Deliver us from the nauseous repetition of As

any unctuous substance. and So, which some so so writers, I may call

Soap is a mixture of a fixed alkaline salt and

oil; iis virtues are cleansing, penetrating, attethem so, are continually sounding in our cars.

Felton.

nuating, and resolving; and any mixture of any

oily substance with salt may be called a soap. 21. So then. Thus then it is that; there.

Arbuthnot. fore

He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers soap. So then the Volscians stand but'as at first,

Malacbi. Ready, when time shall prompt them, to make A bubble blown with water, first made tenaroad

cious by dissolving a little soap in it, after a Upon 's again.

Sbakspeare. while will appear tinged with a great variety of To a war are required a just quarrel, suffi- colours.

Newton, cient forces, and a prudent choice of the de- Soap-earth is found in great quantity on the signs : sa iben, I will first justify the quarrel, ba- land near the banks of the river Hermus, seven lance the forces, and propound designs. Bacon. miles from Smyrna.

Woodward. To SOAK. v. n. (rocian, Saxon.]

Soap-ashes are much commended, after the 1. To lie steeped in moisture.

soap-boilers have done with them, for cold or For thy conceit in soaking will draw in

sour lands.

Mortimer. More than the common blocks. Sbakspeare.

As rain-water diminishes their salt, so the 2. To enter by degrees into pores.

moistening of them with chamber-lee or soapsuds adds thereto.

Mortimer. Lay a heap of earth in great frosts upon a hollow vessel, putting a canvass between, and

SOAPBOI'LER. n. s. [sonp and boil.] One pour water upon it, so as to soak through : it

whose trade is to make soap. will make a harder ice in the vessel, and less apt A soapboiler condoles with me on the duties co dissolve chan ordinarily. Bacon, on castle-soap.

Addison. Rain, soaking into the strata which lie near SO'APWORT. n. s. [japonaria, Lat.] A the surface, bears with it all such moveable mat. species of campion.

Miller, Woodward. To SOAR. v.n. (sorare, Italian.] 3. To drink gluttonously and intemper. 1. To fly aloft; to tower; to mount; ately. This is a low term.

properly to fly without any visible acLet a drunkard see that his health decays, his tion of the wings. Milton uses it ac, estate wastes, yet the habitual thirst after his

tively. cups drives him to the tavern, though he has in

'Tis but a base ignoble mind his view the loss of health and plenty; the least

That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. of which he confesses is far greater than the

Sbalspeare. tickling of his palate with a glass of wine, or the

Feather'd soon and fledg'd, idle chat of a soaking club.

Locke.

They summ'd their pens, and souring th' air TO SOAK. v. a.

sublime, 1. To macerate in any moisture; to steep; With clang despis'd the ground. Milton.

to keep wet till moisture is imbibed ; to 2. To mount intellectually; to tower with drench.

the mind. Many of our princes

How high a pitch his resolution soars. Shaks. Lie drown'd and soak'din mercenary blood :

Valour soars above So do our vulgar drench their peasant limbs What the world calls misfortune and afflictione, in blood of princes. Shakspeare.

Addison.
Their land shall be soaked with blood. Isaiah. 3. To rise high.
There deep Galesus souks the yellow sands.

Who aspires must down as low
Dryden.
As high he soar'd.

Milton. Wormwood, put into the brine you suak Flames rise and sink by fits; at last they soar your corn in, prevents the birds eating it.

In one bright blaze, and then descend no more. Mortimer,

Dryden. 2. To draw in through the pores.

When swallows fleet soar high, and sport in Thou, whose life's a dream of lazy pleasure :

air, T is all thy bus'ness, bus'ness how to shun; He told us that the welkin would be clear. Gay. To bask thy naked body in the sun,

SOAR, n. s. [from the verb.] Towering Suppling thy stiffen'd joints with fragrant oil; Then in thy spacious garden walk a while, flight.

Within soar To suck the moisture up and soak it in. Dryd. 3. To drain; to exhaust. This seems to Of tow'ring eagles, to all the fowls he seems

Milton. be a cant term, perhaps used erroneously To S06. v. n. [reob, complaining, Saxon,

A phænix. for suck.

Plants that draw much nourishment from the Perhaps it is a mere onomatopeia copied earth, and soak and exhaust it, hurt all things from the sound.] To heave audibly with that grow by them.

Bacon, convulsive sorrow; to sigh with con. A greater sparer than a saver; for though he vulsion. kad such means to accumulate, yet his forts, and When thy warlike father, like a child,

Popes

Told the sad story of my father's death,

Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame He twenty times made pause to seb and weep. Ignobly to the trains and to the smiles Sbakspeare. Of these fair atheists.

Milton. As if her life and death lay on his saying, Be your designs ever so good, your intentions Sone tears she shed, with sighs and sobbings ever so sober, and your searches directed in the mixt,

fear of God.

Waterland. As it her hopes were dead through his delaying. 5. Serious ; solemn; grave.

Fairfax.

Petruchio She sigh’d, she sebb’d, and furious with' de

Shall offer me, disguis'd in sober robes, spair,

To old Baptista as a schoolmaster. Sbakspeare. She rent her garments, and she tore her

hair.

Come, civil night,
Drwden.

Thou sober-suited matron, all in black. Sbaks. When children have not the power to obtain

Twilight grey their desire, they will, by their clamour and Had in her sober liv'ry all things clad. Milton. sobbing, maintain their title to it. Locke.

What parts gay France from sober Spain? I sobb'd; and with faint eyes

A little rising rocky chain : Look'd upwards to the Ruler of the skies. Harte. Of men born south or north o'th' hill, Sob. n.s. (from the verb.) A convulsive Those seldom move, these ne'er stand still.

Prior. sigh; a convulsive act of respiration ob

For Swift and him despis'd the farce of state, : structed by sorrow.

The sober follies of the wise and great. Pope. Break, heart, or choak with sobs my hated See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a breaths

jointed baby.

Pope. Do thy own work, admit no foreign death.

To So’BER, v. a. (from the adjective.]

Dryden. There oft are heard the notes of infant woe,

To make sober: to cure of intoxication. The short thick sob, loud scream, and shriller

A little learning is a dangerous thing;. squall.

Pope.

Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; A wond'rous bag with both her hands she

There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, binds :

And drinking largely sobers us again. Pope. There she collects the force of female lungs, SO'BERLY. adv. [from sober.] Sighs, sobs, and passions, and the war of tongues. 1. Without intemperance.

2. Without madness. TO SOB, v. a. To soak. A cant word.

3. Temperately ; moderately. The tree being sobbed and wet, swells. Mort.

Let any prince think soberly of his forces SO'BER. adj. (sobrius, Lat. sobre, Fr.]

except his militia of natives be valiant soldiers. 3. Temperate, particularly in liquors; not

Baron. drunken.

4. Coolly ; calmly. Live a sober, righteous, and godly life. Com. Pr. Whenever children art chastised, let it be done

The vines give wine to the drunkard as well without passion, and soberly, laying on the blows us to the sober man. Taylor. slowly.

Locke, No sober temperate person, whatsoever other

SO'BERNESS, n. s. [from sober.] sins he may be guilty of, can look with compla

1. Temperance in drink. cency upon the drunkenness and sottishness of his neighbour.

South.

Keep my body in temperance, soberness, and chastity.

Common Prayer. 2. Not overpowered by drink.

2. Calmness; freedom from enthusiasm ; A law there is among the Grecians, whereof Pittacus is author; that he which being over

coolness. come with drink did then strike any man,

A person noted for his soberness and skill in should suffer punishment double as much as if .spagyrical preparations, made Helmont's expe he had done the same being sober. Hooker.

riment succeed very well.

Boyle. 3. Not mad; right in the understanding.

The soberness of Virgil might have shewn the

difference. Another, who had a great genius for tragedy,

Dryder, following the fury of his natural temper, made SOFRI'ETY. n. s. [from sobrieté, Fr. som every man and woman in his plays stark raging

brius, Latin.) mad: there was not a sober person to be liad;

Dryder. all was tempestuous and blustering.

1. Temperance in drink; soberness.

Drunkenness is more uncharitable to the soul, No sober man would put himself into danger, for the applause of escaping without breaking his

and in scripture is more declaimed against, than neck.

Dryden.

gluttony; and sobriety hath obtained to signify temperance in drinking.

Taglor. 4. Regular ; calm ; free from inordinate

2. Present freedom from the power of passion. This same young sober blooded boy a man

strong liquor. cannot make him laugh.

Sbakspeare.

3. General temperance. Cieca travelled all over Peru, and is a grave

In setting down the form of common prayer, and sober writer.

Abbot.

there was no need that the book should menYoung men likewise exhort to be sober mind- tion either the learning of a fit, or the unfitness ed.

Titus.

of an ignorant, minister, more than that he which The governour of Scotland being of great

describeth the manner how to pitch a field, courage, and sober judgment, amply performed

should speak of moderation and sobriety in diet. his duty both before the battle and in the field.

Hoodri. Hayward. 4. Freedom from inordinate passion. These confusions disposed men of any sober The libertine could not prevail on men of rirunderstanding to wish for peace. Clarendon. tue and sobriety to give up their religion. R geri,

Among them some sober men confessed, that s. Calmness; coolness. as his majesty's affairs then stood, he could not Enquire, with all sebriety and severity, whe

Clarendon. ther there be in the footsteps of nature any such To these that seber race of men, whose lives transmission of immateriate virtues, and what the Religious titled them the ages of God,

force of imagination is.

Baron.

grant it.

Sobriety in our riper years is the effect of a SOCIAL. adj. [socialis, Latin.] well concocted varmth; but, where the prine

1. Relating to general or publick interest; ciples are only phlegm, what can be expected but an insipid manhood, and old infancy? Dryd.

relating to society. If sometimes Ovid appears too gay, there is a

To love our neighbour as ourselves, is such a secret gracefulness of youth which accompanies

fundamental truth for regulating human society, his writings, though the stayedness and sobriety

that by that alone one might determine all the of age be wanting.

Locke. Dryden.

cases in social morality. 6. Seriousness; gravity:

True self-love and secial are the same. Pepe. A report without truth; and, I had almost

2. Easy to mix in friendly gayety ; coinsaid, without any sobriety or modesty.

panionable.

Waterland, Withers, adicu! yet not with thee remove Mirth makes them not mad;

Thy martial spirit or thy social love. Pope. Nor sobriety sad.

Denbam. 3. Consisting in union or converse with SO'CCAGE. n. s. [soc, Fr. a ploughshare ;

another. soccagiuni, barbarous Latin.] A tenure

Thou in thy secrecy although alone, of lands for certain inferiour or hus

Best with thyself accompanied, seek'st not
Social communication.

Milton. bandly services to be performed to the SO'CIALNESS. n. s. [from social.] The lord of the fee.

quality of being social. All services due for land being knight's ser

SOCI'ET Y. n. s. [societé, French ; societas vice, or soccage ; so that whatever is not knight's service, is soccage. This soccage is of three kinds;

Latin.] a sociage of free tenure, where a man holdeth 1. Union of many in one general interest. by free service of twelve pence a-year for all

If the power of one society extend likewise to manner of services. Soccage of ancient tenure the making of laws for another society, as if the is of land of ancient demesne, where no writ ori

church could make laws for the state in temginal shall be sued, but the writ secundum consue- porals, or the state make law's binding the church tudinem manerii. Soccage of base tenure is where relating to spirituals, then is that society entirely those that hold it may have none other writ but subject to the other.

Lesley. the monstraverunt, and such socmen hold not by 2. Numbers united in one interest ; comcertain service.

Cowell.

munity. The lands are not holden at all of her majesty,

As the practice of piety and virtue is agree. or not holden in chief, but by a mean tenure in able to our reason, so is it for the interest of saccage, or by knight's service.

Bacon.

private persons and publick societies. Tillotson Su'ccager.n.s. [from soccage.] A tenant 3. Company; converse, by soccage.

To make socicly SOCIABLE. adj. [sociable, Fr. sociabilis, The sweeter welcome, we will keep ourself Latin.)

Till supper-time alone.

Shakspeare. 1. Fit to be conjoined.

Whilst I was big in clamour, came there a

man, Another law toucheth them, as they are som

Who having seen me in my worser state, ciable parts united into one body; a law which

Shunn'd my abhorr'd society. bindeth them each to serve unto other's good,

Sbakspeare.

Solitude sometimes is best society, and all to prefer the good of the whole before whatsoever their own particular. Hooker.

And short retirement urges sweet return. Milt. %. Ready to unite in a general interest.

4. Partnership; union on equal terms. To make man mild and sociable to man;

Among unequals what society can sort?

Milton. To cultivate the wild licentious savage With wisdom, discipline.

Addison.

Heav'n's greatness no society can bear;

Servants he made, and those thou want'st not 3. Friendly; familiar; conversible.

here.

Dryden. Them thus employ'd beheld With pity heav'n's high King, and to him call’d Sock. n. s. (soccus, Latin; socc, Saxon ; Raphael, the sociable spirit, that deign'd

socke, Dutch.] To travel with Tobias.

Milton.

1. Something put between the foot and 4. Inclined to company,

shoe. In children much solitude and silence I like

Ere I lead this life long, I'll sow nether socks, not, nor any thing born before his time, as this

and mend them, and foot them too. Sbakspeare. must needs be in that sociable and exposed age. A physician, that would be mystical, pre

Wolton. scribeth for the rheum to walk continually upon SO'CIABLENESS. n. s. [from sociable.] a camomile alley; meaning he should put camo1. Inclination to company and converse. mile within his socks.

Bacon. Such as would call her friendship love, and feign 2. The shoe of the ancient comick actors, To sociableness a name profane. Donne.

taken in poems for comedy, and op. The two main properties of man are contemplation, and sociableness, or love of converse.

posed to buskin or tragedy.

Then to the well-trod stage anon,
More.

If Jonson's learned sock be on, 2. Freedom of conversation ; good fel.

Or sweetest Shakspeare, fancy's child, lowship

Warble his native wood-notes wild. Milton He always used courtesy and modesty, dis- Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here, liked of none; sometimes sociableness and fellow- Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear ; ship, well liked by many.

Hayward. But gentle Simkin just reception finds SO'CIABLY, adv. (from sociable. ] Con- Amidst the monument of vanish'd minds. versibly, as a companion.

Dryden. Yet not terrible,

On two figures of actors in the villa Mathei at That I should fear; no sociably mild,

Rome, we see the fashion of the old sock and As Raphael, that I should much confide:

larva,

Addison But solemo and sublime.

Milton. Su'CKET. N. s. [souchette, French.)

vance,

1. Any hollow pipe ; generally the hollow

Jacob sod pottage.

Genesis. of a candlestick.

SODA’lity. n. s. [sodalitas, Latin.] A Two goodly beacons, ser in watches stead, fellowship a fraternity. : Therein gave light, and flam'd continually ; A new confraternity was instituted in Spain, For they of living fire most subtilly

of the slaves of the Blessed Virgin, and this soWere made, and set in silver sockets bright. dality established with large indulgencies. Fairy Queen.

Stillingfileet. She at your flames would soon take fire, SO'dden. (part. pass. of seethe.) Boiled ; And like a candle in the socket

seethed. Dissolve.

Hudibras.

Can sodden water, their barley broth,
The nightly virgin sees

Decoct their cold blood to such valiant heat? When sparkling lamps their sputt'ring light ad

Shakspeare,

Sodden business! there's a stew'd phrase inAnd in the sockets oily bubbles dance.

Dryden.
deed!

Sbakspeare. The stars amaz'd ran backward from the sight, Thou sodden-witted lord, thou hast no more And, shrunk within their sockets, lost their light.

brain than I have in my elbows. Sbakspeare.

Dryden.
Two dire comets
Try it with milk sodden, and with cream.

Bacon. In their own plague and fire have breath'd their

Mix it with sodden wines and raisins. Dryden. last, Or dimly in their sinking sockets frown. Dryd.

To SO'DER. v.a. (souder, French ; soudeTo nurse up the vital fame as long as the

ren,

Dutch. It is generally written matter will last, is not always good husbandry;

solder, from soldare, Italian ; solidare, it is much better to cover it with an extin. Latin.] To cement with some metallick guisher of honour, than let it consume till it burns

matter. blue, and lies agonizing within the socket, and at He that smootheth with the hammer encoulength goes out in no perfume. Collier.

rageth him that smote the anvil, saying, It is 2. The receptacle of the eye.

ready for sodering,

Isaiab. His eye-balls in their hollow sockets sink; SO'DER. n. s. Metallick cement. Berest of sleer, he loaths his meat and drink; He withers at his heart, and looks as wan

Still the difficulty returns, how these hooks

were made : what is it that fastens this sodir, As the pale spectre of a murder'd man. Dryden.

and links these first principles of bodies into a 3. Any hollow that receives something chain ?

Collier. inserted.

Soe. n. s. [sae, Scottish.] A large wooden The sockets and supporters of flowers are fi- vessel with hoops, for holding water ; a gured; as in the five brethren of the rose, and

cowl. sockets of gillyflowers.

Bacon. Gomphosis is the connection of a tooth to its

A pump grown dry will yield no water ; but socket.

Wiseman,
pouring a little into it first, for one bason-full

More. As the weight leans wholly upon the axis, the

you may fetch up as many soe-fulls. grating and rubbing of these axes against the

ŞOE'VER. adv. [so and ever.) A word sockets wherein they are placed, will cause some

properly joined with a pronoun or adinaptitude and resistency to that rotation of the verb, as whosoever, whatsoever, howsocylinder which would otherwise ensue. Wilkins. On either side the head produce an ear,

What great thing soever a man proposed to And sink a socket for the shining share. Dryden. do in his life, he should think of achieving it by SO'CKETCHISEL, n. s. A stronger sort fifty

Terple. of chisel.

What love sorver by an heir is shown, Carpenters, for their rougher work, use a Or you could ne'er suspect my loyal love. Dryd. stronger sort of chisels, and distinguish them by So'ra. 1. s. [I believe an eastern word.] the name of socketuhisels ; their shank made with A splendid seat covered with carpets. a hollow socket a-top, to receive a strong wooden The king leaped off from the sofa on which sprig made to fit into the socket. Moxon.

he sat, and cried out, 'T is my Abdallah! SO'CLE. 1. s. [with architects.) A fat

Guardian. square member under the bases of pe- Soft. adj. [roft, Saxon; saft, Dutch.] destals of statues and vases: it serves as 1. Not hard. a foot or stand.

Bailey. Hard and soft are names we give things, only SO'CMAN or Seccager. n. s. (rocasman,

in relation to the constitutions of our own boSaxon.) A sort of tenant that holds

dies; that being called hard, which will put us lands and tencments by soccage tenure,

to pain sooner than change figure, by the pres

sure of any part of our bodies; and that soft, of which there are three kinds. See which changes the situation of its parts upon an Sock A (GE. Cowell.

Locke. SO'COME. n. s. [In the old law, and in Some bodies are hard, and some soft: the Scotland.] A custom of tenants obliged

hardness is caused by the jejuneness of the spirits, to grind corn at their lord's mill.

which, if in a greater degree, make not only hard, but fragil.

Bacon . Bailey.

Hot and cold were in one body fixt, SOD. n. s. [socd, Dutch.] A turf; a And soft with hard, and light with heavy mixt. clod.

Dryden. The sexton shall green sods on thee bestow; 2. Not rugged ; not rough. Alas! the scxton is thy banker now. Swift. What went ye out for to see ? a man clothed in Here fame shall dress a sweeter sod

soft raiment ?'behold, they that wear soft raiTkan fancy's feet have ever trod. Collins. ment are in kings houses.

Müttbew. SOD. The preterit of seethe.

3. Ductile; not unchangeable of form. Never caldron sod

Spirits can either sex assume ; so soft With so much fervour, fed with all the store And uncompounded is their essence pure. That could enrage it. C Chapman.

Milten.

ever.

easy touch.

vere.

Pope.

4. Facile ; Acsible; not resolute ; yield. wool, and made che softest sweetest lights imaing.

ginable.

Brown. A few divines of so soft and servile tempers Sort, interj. Hold; stop; not so fast. as disposed them to so sudden acting and com- But soft, I pray you; did king Richard then pliance.

King Charles.
Proclaim my brother

Shakspeare One king is too soft and easy; another too

Oh! come in, Emilia; fiery.

L'Estrange. Soft, by and by, let me the curtains draw, Sbaks. s. Tender ; timorous.

But soft, my muse; the world is wide, What he hath done famously, he did it to that And all at once was not descry'd. Suckling. end; though soft conscienced men can be content to say, it was for his country. Sbakspeare.

To SO'ETEN, v.a. [from soft.] However soft within themselves they are,

1. To make soft ; to make less bard. To you they will be valiant by despair. Dryd.

Bodies, into which the water will enter, long Curst be the verse, how weil soe er ic flow,

secthing will rather soften than indurate. Bacon. That tends to make one worthy man my foe;

Their arrow's point they soften in the fame, Give virtue scardal, innocence a fear,

And sounding hammers break its barbed frame. Or from the sofi-ey'd virgin steal a rear. Pope.

Gay. 6. Mild; gentle; kind ; not severe.

2. To intenerate ; to make less fierce or Would my heart were flint, like Edward's;

obstinate ; to mo!lify. Or Edward's soft and pitiful, like mine. Shuks. I will sofen stony hearts.

Milton, Our torments may become as soft as now seo

Our friends sec not our faults, or conceal

Milton. them, or soften them by their representation. Yet soft his nature, though severe his lay;

Addison. His anger moral, and his wisdom gay.

Pope.

I would correct the harsh expressions of one 7. Meek ; civil; complaisant.

party, by sofiening and reconciling methods. Thou art their soldier, and, being bred in

Watts. broils,

3. To make easy ; to compose ; to make Hast not the soft way, which thou dost confess placid ; to mitigate; to palliate ; to alleWere fit for thee to use, as they to claim,

viate. In asking their good loves. Sbakspeare. Call round her tomb each object of desire; 8. Placid ; still ; easy.

Bid her be all that cheers or softens life, On her soft axle while she paces even,

The tender sister, daughter, friend, and wife. She bears thee soft with the smooth air along.

Milton. Musick the fiercest griefs can charm;
There, soft extended to the murmuring sound Musick can soften pain to ease,
Of the high porch, Ulysses sleeps profound. And make despair and madness please.

Pope. Pope. 4. To make less harsh, less vehement, less 9. Effemivate ; vitiously nice.

violent. This sense is also mistress of an art

He bore his great commission in his look, Which to soft people sweet perfumes doth sell; Though this dcar art dotli little good impart,

But sweetly temper'd awe, and soften'd all he spoke.

Dryden. Since they smell best, that do of nothing smell.

s. To make less glaring.

Davies. An idle and soft course of life is the source of 6. To make tender; to enervate. criminal pleasures.

Broome. To SO'ETEN. v. n. 10. Delicate ; elegantly tender.

1. To grow less hard. Her form more soft and feminine. Milton. Many bodies, that will hardly melt, will soften; Less winning soft, less ainiably mild. Milton. as iron in the forge.

Bacon. II. Weak ; simple.

2. To grow less obdurate, cruel, or obsti. The deceiver soon found this soft place of nate. Adam's, and innocency itself did not secure him. He may soften at the sight of the child;

Glanville. The silence often of pure innocence 12. Gentle ; not loud ; not rough.

Persuades, when speaking fails. Sbakspeare. Her voice was ever soft,

So'rtly. adv. [from soft. ] Gentle, and low; an excellent thing in women. I. Without hardness.

Sbakspeare. The Dorian mood of flutes and soft recorders.

2. Not violently ; not forcibly.

Solid bodies, if very softly percussed, give no Milton.

sound; as when a man treadeth very softly upon When some great and gracious monarch dies,

boards.

Bacon, Soft whispers first, and mournful murmurs, rise Among the sad attendants; then the sound 3. Not loudly. Soon gathers voice.

Dryden.

Ahab rent his clothes, and went softly, 1 Kin. Soft whispering thus to Nestor's son,

In this dark silence softly leave the town, His head reclin'd, young Ithacus begun. Pope.

And to the general's tent direct your steps. Dryd. 13. Smooth; flowing; not vehement; 4. Gently, placidly:

Death will dismiss me,
not rapid.
The solemn nightingale tun'd her soft lays.

And lay me sofly in my native dust,
Milton.

To pay the forfeit of ill-manag'd_trust. Dryden.

She with a wreath of myrtle crowns his bead, Soft were my numbers; who could take offence,

And softly lays him on a tiow'ry bed. Dryden. When smooth description held the place of 5. Mildly ; tenderly. sene?

Poje.

The king must die; Hark! the numbers soft and clear

I hough pity softly plead within my soul, Gently steal upon the ear,

Pope.

Yet he must die, that I may make you great. 14. Not forcible; not violent.

Dryden. Sleep falls with soft slumb'rous weight. Mit. SO'FTNER. n. s. [from soft.] 15. Mid; not glaring.

1. That which makes soft. The sun shining upon the upper part of the 2. One who palliates. clouds, made thein appear like fine duwen or Those sofisters and expcdient-mongers shake

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