UNCOMPLAISANT (UNCOMPLAISA’NT) adj. Not civil; not obliging.

A natural roughness makes a man uncomplaisant to others, so that he has no deference for their inclinations. Locke.

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@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

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@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

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@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

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

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

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@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o…

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

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Samuel Johnson WOTD is LAMENT

To LAMENT (LAMENT) v.n.[lamentor, Latin; lamenter, French.]To mourn; to wail; to grieve; to express sorrow.

The night has been unruly where we lay;And chimneys were blown down: and, as they say, Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death. Shak.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice. Bible John.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing-men and women spake of Josiah in their lamentations. Bible2 Chron.

In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee. Bible Ezek.xxvii. 32.

Far less I now lament for one whole world Of wicked sons destroy’d, than I rejoice For one man found so perfect and so just, That God vouchsafes to raise another world From him. Milton’s Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 874.

Samuel Johnson WOTD: UMBREL

UMBREL (UMBRE’L) UMBRELLA (UMBRE’LLA) n.s.[from umbra, Lat.] A skreen used in hot countries to keep off the sun, and in others to bear off the rain.

I can carry your umbrella, and fan your ladyship. Dryden.

Good housewivesDefended by th’ umbrella’s oily shed,Safe through the wet on clinking pattens tread. Gay.


Samuel Johnson WOTD: UPRIGHTLY @davidpriess

I have a little script that sends me a random definition from Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary every day. Today’s was very apropos.

UPRIGHTLY (U’PRIGHTLY) adv.[from upright.] 1. Perpendicularly to the horizon. 2. Honestly; without deviation from the right.

Men by nature apter to rage than deceit; not greatly ambitious, more than to be well and uprightly dealt with. Sidney.

Princes in judgment, and their delegate judges, must judge the causes of all persons uprightly and impartially, without any personal consideration. Taylor.

To live uprightly then is sure the best,To save ourselves, and not to damn the rest. Dryden.