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You will first note that the definer has not declared what sort of composition.

Either I am very much mistaken, or Locke the definer has very well defined liberty as "power."

What are we to think of such a definer of 'scientific terms,' when his errors have not even the negative merit of consistency.

And the recent popularity of vers libre and imagisme has made the definer's task harder than ever before.

What the definer really intends here is, that the pain arises from the belief of being treated with contempt.

She knew that in the case of marriage everything depends upon the definer and the occasion.

He is the poet or maker of words, as in civilised ages the dialectician is the definer or distinguisher of them.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to specify; to end," from Old French defenir "to end, terminate, determine," and directly from Latin definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" (see de-) + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish (n.)). Related: Defined; defining.

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