Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: RUB & more

My Word of the Day

RUB (RUB) n.s.[from the verb.]1. Collision; hindrance; obstruction.

The breath of what I mean to speak Shall blow each dust, each straw, each little rub Out of the path, which shall directly lead Thy foot to England’s throne. Shakesp. King John.

Now every rub is smoothed in our way. Shakesp.

Those you make friends, And give your hearts to, when they once perceive The least rub in your fortunes, fall away. Shakesp.

Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to demur, and sent to receive directions. Hayward.

He expounds the giddy wonder Of my weary steps, and under Spreads a path clear as the day, Where no churlish rub says nay. Crashaw.

He that once sins, like him that slides on ice, Goes swiftly down the slippery ways of vice;Though conscience checks him, yet those rubs gone o’er, He slides on smoothly, and looks back no more. Dryden.

An hereditary right is to be preferred before election; because the government is so disposed, that it almost executes itself: and upon the death of a prince, the administration goes on without any rub or interruption. Swift. 2. Frication; act of rubbing.3. Inequality of ground, that hinders the motion of a bowl.

We’ll play at bowls. —— ’Twill make me think the world is full of rubs, And that my fortune runs against the bias. Shakesp.4. Difficulty; cause of uneasiness.

To sleep; perchance to dream; ay, there’s the rub. Sha.

Recent references to RUB on Twitter

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@GHugohills You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think.

There are always those who… https://t.co/kVEDpBZ46O

@jadoo_79 @Harshawardhini4 You sure know how to rub salts on people’s wounds!!😒😒 I have free time only till this series lasts… https://t.co/bHVQk7lerG

@courtofjimin when you have too much hand cream on and it’s taking ages to rub in https://t.co/rIvIkNg9ZQ

@cstudvill I Hate Seeing Flies Rub Dey Dirty Azz Palms 2gether Lyke Dey Birdman 😒

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@nhooran_ @toxicofdaddy such a sweet-talker 😛💚 kkk /rub ur neck; smiling/ so, now ur mind stopped hum? 😗😗

@lifewithryan @cyril_louis @Dreamforce Rub it in 🙂 but if you had to choose?

@HeroHydra @OneManDefense His lips part wider to allow his tongue to slip in while moaning low, his back arched into the male… https://t.co/cSfOMK8r0z

@banglasesh mind when there was that tv show called The Queen’s Nose about a magic 50p coin that grants wishes if you rub it

d… https://t.co/S7BKyEmVaZ

@BALMBaby Our clearing rub comes in these cute little #plasticfree tins that are perfect for travel & safe people & planet 🌍… https://t.co/o7wrJtnMnA

@danzig_darling @AndrewCTE i still like the chesire cat pose where you rub your nipples, now that’s a pure gem

@VangelaValerie @cat_victoria Nothing better than a chin rub, right Victoria? Your training program is going extremely well!

@ThisIsLiverbird Seen an advert for a job as a fanny waxers assistant,you have to remove the knickers, prepare the fanny for waxing… https://t.co/5YSVGJs0An

@dfsfdssdfsdfsdf Extension of factories, but then rub it over with a piece of slime.

@miamin_tan @migi_ude Oh no 😓

I searched up in google and it says to rub on metal things… Judging from your new tweet, maybe you’ve read it too.

@kkananura @Ugaman01 Hw can Bobi Rub off KB??? Bobi Wine is yet to enter the political furnace, if he comes out strong, then w… https://t.co/ACaDJ19TBR

@EsotericMonster @Mark_42Stark “You’re the only one for me, too,” Bruce smiled, pulling him in for a sweet kiss. He moved under Tony… https://t.co/ieHXJt76dX

@dvnpreston @GrittAlessandra @WrenKitchens Yeah it’s good to have a kitchen again – not trying to rub it in 😅 feels like we’re… https://t.co/QdxIMwrYQV

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@ricsl1600 He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBxAldenOnVM

@theslstrategies “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. – Samue… https://t.co/7GkjseklTz

@annemariayritys "Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings". -Samuel Johnson https://t.co/X9kw0K21ik #leadership… https://t.co/dcGITI9KDB

@ricsl1600 Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBxAldenOnVM

@ricsl1600 Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBxAldenOnVM

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@hardworkingword @mike8881 @cliodiaspora "Patriotism. The last refuge of a scoundrel." Samuel Johnson.

@crownlawnapart When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. – Samuel Johnson #quoteoftheday #LoveLondon #London… https://t.co/7qQ1IZhyQC

@GenoGunkMain @OsoheGhost_ "Sir, if a man has experienced the inexpressible, he is under no obligation to attempt to express it." -Samuel Johnson 👀👀👀👀

@WoodyZuill "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." ~ Samuel Johnson

@marksmi15221754 @Mikel_Jollett Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Samuel Johnson

@wrs_willoughby @WisePaxCat @StormResist Trump calls media "very unpatriotic". "(False)Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundr… https://t.co/Kb3ggWljq6

@JimmyHareWFA Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson

@ALDUBThess16 Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson

#ALDUBxAldenOnVM #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula

@ALDUBThess16 Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. ~… https://t.co/qhrsCodJap

@montenegro_emil Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.… https://t.co/fPgbej4A3Z

@patwattam "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." ~ Samuel Johnson Are you sticking with it even wh… https://t.co/6GhnTQHc1s

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