Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: SHAVE & more

My Word of the Day

To SHAVE (SHAVE) v.a. preterit shaved, part. shaved or shaven.][sceafan, Saxon; schaeven, Dutch.]1. To pare off with a razor.

He that is to be cleansed shall shave off all his hair. Bible Levit.

Zelim was the first of the Ottomans that did shave his beard: a bashaw ask’d why he alter’d the custom of his predecessors? He answered, because you bashaws may not lead me by the beard, as you did them. Bacon.

Dost thou not know this shaven pate? Truly it is a great man’s head. Knolles’s Hist. of the Turks.

I caused the hair of his head to be shaved off. Wiseman.2. To pare close to the surface.

Sweet bird!Thee chauntress, oft the woods among, I wooe to hear the evening song:And missing thee, I walk unseen On the dry smooth shaven green. Milt.

The bending scythe Shaves all the surface of the waving green. Gay.3. To skim by passing near, or slightly touching.

He shaves with level wing the deep; then soars Up to the fiery concave tow’ring high. Milton.4. To cut in thin slices.

Make some medley of earth, with some other plants bruis’d or shaven in leaf or root. Bacon.5. To strip; to oppress by extortion; to pillage.

Recent references to SHAVE on Twitter

@vantaepjms if they drop a cover today ill shave my eyebrows off

@marie_axo @kaaail3y Make sure you’re using non irritants for shaving, most shave creams are. New razors, exfoliate the skin b… https://t.co/GQbFA0IfeD

@LadyLally44 @ClarkButler_ You need a shave!

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@WLBubbles @RcSmitty9125 Not to shave!

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@pcypretender no nononoo chanyeol isnt allowed to shave his holy hair please

@Alexio144 Retweeted Bob Kostic (@causticbob):

I was talking to a girl in the bar last night.

She said, "If you lost a few… https://t.co/5FlcZyZxN8

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@yeahvictoriaaa_ @EelsTCT If your tweet makes Cam shave the goatee I’m blocking you

@ThornwolfArt @WolfSkullJack I call that whole situation “forgot to shave the elephant heads” bc knees kinda look like that 🐘 https://t.co/QvJV9qvBpR

@SchlaflysCorpse @R_Love317 @thehill That may be what you believe, but that’s not what the Bible says. Better hope you don’t shave or get tattoos

@scottishheliza If anyone sees me at parklife, I didn’t shave my legs because I “forgot” it’s obviously because I’m an amazing feminist

@manelboridas Do you shave your hair in your armpit? — Haha what a question. I’m plucking it 😂 https://t.co/fzRJtA3cub

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@lotpryland dollar shave club showing these companies how it’s done https://t.co/1QVB7kJ6Sg

@whydontwe927 Ik you’re hot Daniel… I know… but you gotta shave man… @SeaveyDaniel https://t.co/nWvabf8zLA

@AquelloG @PaulaBonaFide The divisiveness is by design. Shave some margin off @TheDemocrats left flank to help get right-wing… https://t.co/VeYMbQuv8I

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@Sugarcookie002 I’m so ready to shave my head it’s ridiculous

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Bringontheadve1 “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see th… https://t.co/NK0YJHAThq

@VirtualCurency Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. Samuel Johnson

@agentsUNO "Only brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." – Samuel Johnson Your spontaneous… https://t.co/FoXfXUnLSu

@authorloyalty Modern writers are the moons of literature; they shine with reflected light, with light borrowed from the ancients. – Samuel Johnson

@ericnyaga Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. (Samuel Johnson)

@lmaruca @JackLynch000 How bout Samuel Johnson Bieber? Or am I just high on cough medicine?

@ThatDopeG @uti_201 @_DrEmbryo_ @Ody_johnson @Bigsisternaija @bimbomarley05 @dimheyji @Ajayi_samuel @Afoodel1 @TheRealTeecode… https://t.co/ziQceYQR6l

@davidbrooksbot Networks will define this age. Michel de Montaigne and Samuel Johnson are two paradoxes to her live stream video.

@NiaRadioNetwork #NowPlaying Power of God by Bishop Samuel Johnson on #WNIAGospelRadio inside the Gospel Quartet Rotation LISTEN NO… https://t.co/8pxb4XHhBZ

@fifivat @Ajayi_samuel @Ody_johnson @Afoodel1 @POUNLARS @EmiNiTybaba @InibeheEffiong @segalink Fourthed!

@JackLynch000 @conbrunstrom @BSECS Samuel Johnson would routinely hit 280 characters before he got to the independent clause of h… https://t.co/RPLN360BxA

@ModelElsaDavid Samuel Johnson~ The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

@emeraldrkesuma "Language is the dress of thought." (Samuel Johnson) ✿⊰✧♡✧⊱✿ #quote #twittbot

@rhepstein1 If you haven’t spent some time with Dr Johnson lately, why?

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@JunesHale "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." – Samuel Johnson #quote

@LA_Prays https://t.co/RHe6LnCiL6 Please pray for: Rep.@RepAbraham Sen. Jonathan W. Perry Sen.@teamkcp Rep. Patrick O. Je… https://t.co/DS2ADL6wAy

@UKCoinSales eBay: Very rare 50p coin. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary 1755. Saxon plural of penny. https://t.co/MCDT1QsZlP

@COLSponsoraVet "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." — Samuel Johnson https://t.co/8eFjNNT9S6

@drjohnsonshouse Wonderful article from @henryhitchings which looks at the Johnson we know and love, beyond the well known quotes an… https://t.co/BwEZeKkdNY

Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PURVIEW & more

My Word of the Day

PURVIEW (PU’RVIEW) n.s.[pourveu, French.]Proviso; providing clause.

Though the petition expresses only treason and felony, yet the act is general against all appeals in parliament; and many times the purview of an act is larger than the preamble or the petition. Hale’s Common Law of England.

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@bcrelationsnet "With this move, Coinbase joins other platforms that are looking to trade blockchain-based securities under the reg… https://t.co/xwIFJAETLJ

@am24199 @JEChalmers @StephenJonesMP yep rampant spending is the purview of the incumbent Govt. Started with Rudd, continued… https://t.co/iRzyx4mg35

@Cities_Today “American mayors increasingly feel on the hook for issues that were once the purview of the federal government and… https://t.co/0cMWguuApD

@PureSalvato @DavidCornDC ICYMI #FBR ~ if you’ve ever been pregnant, you have a pre-existing condition. If you’ve ever had "mens… https://t.co/0ylPZcayqu

@BCBullReport "With this move, Coinbase joins other platforms that are looking to trade blockchain-based securities under the reg… https://t.co/pU8PBiEXGX

@NSDLeGovernance @Ashokka62037717 CRA will not be in a position to comment on your query as it is outside purview of CRA. You may co… https://t.co/WUdEUDCu7y

@RepublicaNepal Contractor to staffers under purview of investigation over Babai bridge collapse https://t.co/QaArpXwKt2 via @RepublicaNepal

@mallika_rao Anthony Bourdain was one of the men who made me envious not to have been born a man. The calibrated loucheness, cal… https://t.co/vp6mAobkYy

@ZeeExecutioner My point being unless you play a shift for the National League team at some point, you shouldn’t be in public lifti… https://t.co/LzgAiIGhjd

@Krishna81013813 @ZeeNews A new antinational force errupted. Nation has been facing menace of TMC, CPM ( Kerala,)& Separatism extre… https://t.co/XVgwdAQCk6

@bcrelations "With this move, Coinbase joins other platforms that are looking to trade blockchain-based securities under the reg… https://t.co/BCCZbAyhU5

@little_thinks @daphnesimone Our children are our future. They do deserve a fact-based education. Despite the alt right nut jobs o… https://t.co/XIpGY620fO

@Rwaluchow Well, this is a depressing day. We’ve handed a majority government to a sleazy misogynist blowhard with no understa… https://t.co/AaIUkukPnI

@banglanews_eng ‘No VAT on online shopping’ Online shopping will be excluded from the purview of 5 percent value added tax (VAT) th… https://t.co/jnyFRBZUkO

@karmagal91 #FarmersWithPM can be seen in every step as the ruling Party is seriously involved in bringing greater benefits wit… https://t.co/AjVNrezQ6p

@KPMGIndia Interest earned on margin funding or advances for delayed settlement payments should have been outside the purview… https://t.co/w2Dx9iCBov

@WildernessWatch If you don’t think Interior @SecretaryZinke has a huge impact on America’s Wilderness legacy, consider the fact tha… https://t.co/l9rhBJG1c4

@mlsj1 @hollyfletcher not you purview but you might like this https://t.co/5x2niZJ50X

@jaxroam @randalldrew @matt_cam @chrislhayes Not supporting terrorism seems a reasonable bar for immigration (but not from s… https://t.co/QDa21shEc6

@dailystarnews Online shopping to be excluded from the purview of 5% VAT that was proposed on virtual businesses in the #Budget2018 https://t.co/3iVYCdqjco

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Jaki_Bent Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome – Samuel Johnson #PureTruth #Quote

@authorloyalty Books have always a secret influence on the understanding. – Samuel Johnson

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@Llareuselah “ We must take our fight to the enemy,” says Boris Johnson. What fight ? Did you know we had to fight ? “Patriotism… https://t.co/wJtrSOqc4J

@ancestors9 #FF @ilyasahShabazz @BlackLotusMedia @DancinDebb5678 @HaroldWNelson @msmarbella "True happiness consists not in th… https://t.co/YV97zAx9KX

@coachingworcs "A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity" Samuel Johnson

@pcacoach "A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity" Samuel Johnson

@coachingbristol "A generous and elevated mind is distinguished by nothing more certainly than an eminent degree of curiosity" Samuel Johnson

@iithbayelsa The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Accreditation Committee for the Institute, recently inaugurated b… https://t.co/Wv07wrz0LR

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

@ricsl1600 We love to expect, and when expectation is either disappointed or gratified, we want to be again expecting. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBatAko

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

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

@cylocyziruzu He that never thinks never can be wise. Samuel Johnson

@veegarikayi By what means…are the Europeans thus powerful; or why; since they can so easily visit Asia and Africa for trade o… https://t.co/55JDlXTWFo

@Rochelle_Dohman Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. ~Samuel Johnson~

@dstncstc Our aspirations are our possibilities. —Samuel Johnson via @dailyqotdapp #dailyqotdapp https://t.co/wCeKu2GSYR

@getfreeimages The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to… https://t.co/MFpGsCm4GE

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBatAko 😘 @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @sherrypie18 @radoc_jeana @ALDUBThess16 The world… https://t.co/cuP8Pxe53p

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBatAko 😘 @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @sherrypie18 @radoc_jeana @ALDUBThess16 The world… https://t.co/okkD5zZZM6

Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: REIMPREGNATE & more

My Word of the Day

To REIMPREGNATE (REIMPRE’GNATE) v.a.[re and impregnate.]To impregnate anew.

The vigor of the loadstone is destroyed by fire, nor will it be reimpregnated by any other magnet than the earth. Brown.

Recent references to REIMPREGNATE on Twitter

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Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@GabrielaKortsch It is common to overlook what is near by keeping the eye fixed on something remote. Samuel Johnson #quote

@standardnews Writer Samuel Johnson was more than a quotable grouch https://t.co/f8rvyt2Nnn

@StephA_Jong Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson #SoloPreneur #TechPreneur #Founder #MomPreneur #Success

@tnue_siuaa__ Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Samuel Johnson #samueljohnson

@sidrisphipps1 “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson via @aurorasacoach #success #sales

@pitprince @SRuhle @SteveKerr @POTUS “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” Samuel Johnson 1775

@DCadeCampbell Samuel Johnson on the best of authors and the best of books: “They manage to walk into the heart without knocking.”

@ricklondon “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.” Samuel Johnson

@richykirsh @marklevinshow Samuel Johnson would have described you and your homeschooled acolytes as patriots.

@mattheca @Morning_Joe “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” —Samuel Johnson

@VanessaCarters “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson

@UpSearchCoach “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” ~Samuel Johnson

@iAMradioIntl Listening to Bishop Samuel Johnson – Power of God @SistahPeaches @iamradiointl

@criillinsurance THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON BY JAMES BOSWELL 1867 LEATHER 4 VOLUMES VERY GOOD https://t.co/Sj7eOznoq3

@kiki_pet @PreetBharara @StephMillerShow Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel – Samuel Johnson

@Redrider43RH @GenMhayden Favorite Samuel Johnson quote.

@Redrider43RH @MarkHertling @PreetBharara That is my favorite Samuel Johnson quote…😎 Trotting out the Vets or flag only when p… https://t.co/NLJD6vIB24

@Zaknafien_DC “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson https://t.co/NJ7U2ActqD

@RashaanB310 “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” -Samuel Johnson https://t.co/0Nvx5Gd3cm

@Leeward411 @WaShuGolf @HuntingOregon @babysgramma @CillizzaCNN @CNN @CNNPolitics @cnni @POTUS Just thought of one: Dr. Samuel… https://t.co/XcfT9eVivF

Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PRIESTLINESS & more

My Word of the Day

PRIESTLINESS (PRIE’STLINESS) n.s.[from priestly.]The appearance or manner of a priest.

Recent references to PRIESTLINESS on Twitter

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

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@saddamscribe Dana Milbank: Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. President Trump just… https://t.co/zRSrFXIGoQ

@DerbyHospitals All five hospitals – Royal Derby Hospital, Burton Queen’s Hospital and Samuel Johnson, Sir Robert Peel and London R… https://t.co/ncnqaaGhAF

@IFinestQuotes "Clear your mind of can’t" – Samuel Johnson

@rwoodley "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Samuel Johnson 1775

@usofasininity Quite the disgusting display of faux patriotism. To think someone feels the need to hold an event "honoring" a piec… https://t.co/qyeQdkIAlD

@Secret____t @APCentralRegion @AP "A blade of grass is a blade of grass." – Samuel Johnson

@yalealumnimag Samuel Johnson said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Some of us feel the same way about t… https://t.co/rxrSAANrvk

@GlicknWoods Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. Samuel Johnson

@Playhouse_Apps The drama’s laws, the drama’s patrons give, for we that live to please, must please to live. Samuel Johnson

@kenmacklin @DanRather Samuel Johnson said “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” in 1775

@lucero_iaan Imogene Powers Johnson, Philanthropist and Wife of Samuel C. Johnson, Dies Aged 87 https://t.co/SBx2gWekls via @

@MelbieToast With no Eagles around, Trump acts like a turkey. Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of… https://t.co/fgKaFPVw3V

@CraigCaplan President Trump will sign the John McCain, Daniel Akaka and Samuel Johnson #VAMissionAct into law today at White Ho… https://t.co/m2NuxFqbMt

@WindsorMann Samuel Johnson warned, “A man may have the external appearance of a patriot, without the constituent qualities; as… https://t.co/c82OHsaCcl

@ricsl1600 "Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion." – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBUnending

@ricsl1600 "There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity" – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBUnending

@coolspaniel Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

@secretchart "Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome." – Samuel Johnson #quote

@csltoronto Kindness takes the high road. "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." Samuel Johnson #act

Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: UNDECAYED & more

My Word of the Day

UNDECAYED (UNDECA’YED) adj. Not liable to be diminished, or impaired.

How fierce in fight, with courage undecay’d!Judge if such warriors want immortal aid. Dryden.

If in the melancholy shades below, The flames of friends and lovers cease to glow;Yet mine shall sacred last; mine undecay’d Burn on through life, and animate my shade. Pope.

Recent references to UNDECAYED on Twitter

@punmetaphorica a futility is a rigging: detestable, yet undecayed

@punmetaphorica an increment is a tenement: politest, not undecayed

@punmetaphorica a brazier is a forum: areligious, undecayed

@punmetaphorica a workhouse of a yo-yo: undecayed and whacking

@sclouse2 the foot of an invader; the latter, undecayed by the lapse of time and untorn by usurpation, to the latest generati… https://t.co/Si1Wb95zdu

@punmetaphorica a declension is a stateroom: bubbling but undecayed

@metaphorminute a grampus is a plaza: dulcet, and undecayed

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@gusmcray50 Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged. – Samuel Johnson

Th… https://t.co/qIb2gLCebK

@carol9w "Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. President Trump just made it the l… https://t.co/ADoKUEI1fb

@sharonkingsmill @ScottFrazier19 "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." (Samuel Johnson hit the ‘nail tight on the head ‘ with trumpski 🤣

@spiritfan8 @FPWellman @TomiLahren “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel”. Samuel Johnson was way ahead of his time—h… https://t.co/RWgUc79Vkc

@MGD4477 "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." – Samuel Johnson

@AWWinterSolstic Thu 21 June and Winter Solstice 2018 is only 2 weeks away but there is still time to preread the books by keynote s… https://t.co/sQ1Nsw5wRh

@sasguy235 @Deadspin "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." – Samuel Johnson.

In other words when all else fails a… https://t.co/j7DIHoTHHA

@paulboo Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel — Samuel Johnson (1791)

@justanotherbobu (False) Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. – Samuel Johnson #FakePresident #DividerInChief https://t.co/C2uVaT5tXr

@daniel_longmuir @HuffPost Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.

Samuel Johnson 1775

@JMDReid “A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” –Samuel Johnson

@HoneyWest56 @ManInTheHoody "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Samuel Johnson, 1775. I’m reminded of these words far too often lately.

@purple_patriots @juliehdavis @shearm “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson 1775

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

@Apphouse50 @TheRickWilson "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." — Samuel Johnson

@Apphouse50 @TheKovach "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." — Samuel Johnson

@Apphouse50 @CBSNews "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." — Samuel Johnson

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Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: UNBAR & more

My Word of the Day

To UNBAR (UNB’AR) v.a.[from bar.]To open, by removing the bars; to unbolt.

’Tis not secure, this place or that to guard, If any other entrance stand unbarr’d. Denham.

These rites the king refus’d, Deaf to their cries; nor would the gates unbar Of sacred peace, or loose th’ imprison’d war. Dryden.

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Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PREVENTIVELY & more

My Word of the Day

PREVENTIVELY (PREVE’NTIVELY) adv.[from preventive.]In such a manner as tends to prevention.

Such as fearing to concede a monstrosity, or mutilate the integrity of Adam, preventively conceive the creation of thirteen ribs. Brown’s Vulgar Errours.

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