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gradually

GRAD'UALLY, adv. By degrees; step by step; regularly; slowly. At evening the light vanishes gradually.

1. In degree. [Not used.]

Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically differ from the fantastic reason of brutes.



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GRAD'UALLY, adv. By degrees; step by step; regularly; slowly. At evening the light vanishes gradually.

1. In degree. [Not used.]

Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically differ from the fantastic reason of brutes.

GRAD'UAL-LY, adv.

  1. By degrees; step by step; regularly; slowly. At evening the light vanishes gradually.
  2. In degree. [Not used.] Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically differ from the fantastic reason of brutes. Grew.

Grad"u*al*ly
  1. In a gradual manner.
  2. In degree.

    [Obs.]

    Human reason doth not only gradually, but specifically, differ from the fantastic reason of brutes. Grew.

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Gradually

GRAD'UALLY, adverb By degrees; step by step; regularly; slowly. At evening the light vanishes gradually

1. In degree. [Not used.]

Human reason doth not only gradually but specifically differ from the fantastic reason of brutes.

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father

F'ATHER, n. [L. pater. The primary sense is obvious.]

1. He who begets a child; in L. genitor or generator.

The father of a fool hath no joy. Prov. 17.

2. The first ancestor; the progenitor of a race or family. Adam was the father of the human race. Abraham was the father of the Israelites.

3. The appellation of an old man, and a term of respect.

The king of Israel said to Elisha, my father shall I smite them? 2Kings 6.

The servants of Naaman call him father. Elderly men are called fathers; as the fathers of a town or city. In the church, men venerable for age, learning and piety are called fathers, or reverend fathers.

4. The grandfather or more remote ancestor. Nebuchadnezzar is called the father of Belshazzar, though he was his grandfather. Dan. 5.

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VAN-FOSS, n. A ditch on the outside of the counterscarp.

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