Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: MAIN & more

My Word of the Day

MAIN (MAIN) n.s.1. The gross; the bulk; the greater part.

The main of them may be reduced to language, and an improvement in wisdom, by seeing men. Locke.2. The sum; the whole; the general.

They allowed the liturgy and government of the church of England as to the main. King Charles.

These notions concerning coinage have, for the main, been put into writing above twelve months. Locke.3. The ocean.

A substitute shines brightly as a king, Until a king be by; and then his state Empties itself, as doth an inland brook Into the main of waters. Shakesp. Merchant of Venice.

Where’s the king. Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea;Or swell the curled waters ’bove the main, That things might change. Shakespeare’s King Lear.

He fell, and struggling in the main, Cry’d out for helping hands, but cry’d in vain. Dryden.

Say, why should the collected main Itself within itself contain. Why to its caverns should it sometimes creep, And with delighted silence sleep On the lov’d bosom of its parent deep. Prior.4. Violence; force.

He ’gan advance With huge force, and insupportable main, And towards him with dreadful fury prance. Fa. Qu.

With might and main He hasted to get up again. Hudibras, p. i.

With might and main they chac’d the murd’rous fox, With brazen trumpets, and inflated box. Dryden.5.[From manus, Latin.]A hand at dice.

Were it good, To set the exact wealth of all our states All at one cast; to set so rich a main In the nice hazard of one doubtful hour. Shakespeare.

To pass our tedious hours away, We throw a merry main. Earl Dorset’s Song.

Writing is but just like dice, And lucky mains make people wise:That jumbled words, if fortune throw them, Shall, well as Dryden, form a poem. Prior.6. The continent.

In 1589 we turned challengers, and invaded the main of Spain. Bacon’s War with Spain.7. A hamper. Ains.

Recent references to MAIN on Twitter

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@Micoyprnv I really really luv ma main gals 💖

@angrybooklady They could even be mentored by a retired Hal Jordan and that could your main link to canon.

@rosenwaId except my main man but ay

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@HaruIIDX Can I still be horny on main without getting the twitter treatment

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@AlvimGui Can’t wait to get #loomdesktop ! Hey Loom people, help me get my main webcam to work. thanks!

@treywork_5 Don’t get upset when there’s to much on your plate when your main goal was to eat 😴 💯

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@digitalpourtaps Beer Styles – BeerStyles (@BeerStylesWDM): Big Grove West Main Wheat (@biggrovebrewery) is on, replacing Dogfish… https://t.co/dc03Z6xKLs

@BeerStylesWDM Big Grove West Main Wheat (@biggrovebrewery) is on, replacing Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (@dogfishbeer)

@IssaJokeBruhh And the main ppl I chill with are close by 🤷🏽‍♂️ except my mom 😕

@GlamazonBeast @WWECritics Billy was never a main event talent . great talent but more intercontinental level back then . this feu… https://t.co/veVlUXZDmy

@shafshamroz @marsxlla_ Omg! I hate office yg sruh main sports!

@Marttoor @latimesopinion Can`t read the site in the netherlands, what was the main reason?

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Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@mikeandmovies The Hateful 8👍🏽

Pecker, Dingdong, Johnson

A lot of long compelling back stories followed by Tarantino’s s… https://t.co/aoTZPRfItI

@tlambertwrites Make a Confession on #throwbackthursday. The final book in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series. https://t.co/RPL1r4vjDV

@Forerunners4Him No quality will get a man more friends than a disposition to admire the qualities of others. – Samuel Johnson

@aHeartSetFree No quality will get a man more friends than a disposition to admire the qualities of others. – Samuel Johnson

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@JoanneB21151 Our aspirations are our possibilities. —Samuel Johnson via @dailyqotdapp #dailyqotdapp https://t.co/TDq0aqhD5e

@DiscoveringES I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations. – Samuel Johnson

@_motivatedmind "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." – Samuel Johnson

@JamesReilly273 Samuel Johnson #Quote – It is better to live rich than to die rich.

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@CreekmurWealth Think About It “Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.” SAMUEL JOHNSON

@riseandreflect Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? ~Samuel Johnson #parenting #teach… https://t.co/YiPDWOt3iL

@JonoTourism The statue of Samuel Johnson, sculpted by Richard Cockle Lucas and gift to people of Lichfield by Rev James Thomas… https://t.co/SEMJITBbrZ

@NolaTravels_ "All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if f… https://t.co/uY5AKJ5oOo

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@BarbKerr Nothing will every be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. Samuel Johnson

@ogobogocom When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully. — Samuel Johnson

@aj_dingal 08/16 📷: The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. – Samuel Johnson #imAJe… https://t.co/yRqLoaer1L

@Shreveport_La_ Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. -Samuel Johnson

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