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DIAGNOSIS
DIAGNOSIS, n. A physician's forecast of the disease by the patient's pulse and purse.
DIAPHRAGM
DIAPHRAGM, n. A muscular partition separating disorders of the chest from disorders of the bowels.
DIARY
DIARY, n. A daily record of that part of one's life, which he can relate to himself without blushing. Hearst kept a diary wherein were writ All that he had of wisdom and of wit. More…
DICTATOR
DICTATOR, n. The chief of a nation that prefers the pestilence of despotism to the plague of anarchy.
DICTIONARY
DICTIONARY, n. A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic. This dictionary, however, is a most useful work.
DIE
DIE, n. The singular of "dice." We seldom hear the word, because there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die." At long intervals, however, some one says: More…
DIGESTION
DIGESTION, n. The conversion of victuals into virtues. When the process is imperfect, vices are evolved instead — a circumstance from which that wicked writer, Dr. Jeremiah Blenn, More…
DIPLOMACY
DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country.
DISABUSE
DISABUSE, v.t. The present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed it advantageous to embrace.
DISCRIMINATE
DISCRIMINATE, v.i. To note the particulars in which one person or thing is, if possible, more objectionable than another.
DISCUSSION
DISCUSSION, n. A method of confirming others in their errors.
DISOBEDIENCE
DISOBEDIENCE, n. The silver lining to the cloud of servitude.
DISOBEY
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity of a command. His right to govern me is clear as day, My duty manifest to disobey; And if that fit More…
DISSEMBLE
DISSEMBLE, v.i. To put a clean shirt upon the character. Let us dissemble. Adam
DISTANCE
DISTANCE, n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs, and keep.
DISTRESS
DISTRESS, n. A disease incurred by exposure to the prosperity of a friend.
DIVINATION
DIVINATION, n. The art of nosing out the occult. Divination is of as many kinds as there are fruit-bearing varieties of the flowering dunce and the early fool.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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