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execrable

EX'ECRABLE, a. [L. execrabilis. See Execrate.]

Deserving to be cursed; very hateful; destable; abominable; as an execrable wretch.




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EX'ECRABLE, a. [L. execrabilis. See Execrate.]

Deserving to be cursed; very hateful; destable; abominable; as an execrable wretch.


EX'E-CRA-BLE, a. [L. execrabilis. See Execrate.]

Deserving to be cursed; very hateful; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch.


Ex"e*cra*ble
  1. Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch.

    "Execrable pride." Hooker.

    -- Ex"e*cra*ble*ness, n. -- Ex"e*cra*bly, adv.

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Execrable

EX'ECRABLE, adjective [Latin execrabilis. See Execrate.]

Deserving to be cursed; very hateful; destable; abominable; as an execrable wretch.

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destiny

DESTINY, n.

1. State or condition appointed or predetermined; ultimate fate; as, men are solicitous to know their future destiny, which is however happily concealed from them.

2. Invincible necessity; fate; a necessity or fixed order of things established by a divine decree, or by an indissoluble connection of causes and effects.

But who can turn the stream of destiny?

Destinies, the fates, or supposed powers which preside over himan life, spin it out, and determine it; called by the Latins, parcae.

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never

NEVER, adv.

1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time. It refers to the past or the future. This man was never at Calcutta; he will never be there.

2. It has a particular use in the following sentences.

Ask me never so much dower and gift. Genesis 34.

Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. Psalm 58.

A fear of battery-though never so well grounded, is no duress.

This is a genuine English use of never, found in our Saxon authors, and it ought to be retained. Ask me so much dower as never was done; that is, dower to any extent. The practice of using ever in such phrases, is corrupt. It not only destroys the force but the propriety of the phrase.

3. In no degree; not.

Whoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his eyes in another mans head and yet see never the worse.

4. It is used for not. He answered him never a word; that is, not ever. This use is not common.

5. It is much used in composition; as in never-ending, never-failing, never-dying, never-ceasing, never-fading; but in all such compounds, never retains its true meaning.

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