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EXCEPTION
EXCEPTION, n. A thing which takes the liberty to differ from other things of its class, as an honest man, a truthful woman, etc. "The exception proves the rule" is an More…
EXCESS
EXCESS, n. In morals, an indulgence that enforces by appropriate penalties the law of moderation. Hail, high Excess — especially in wine, To thee in worship do I bend the More…
EXCOMMUNICATION
EXCOMMUNICATION, n. This "excommunication" is a word In speech ecclesiastical oft heard, And means the damning, with bell, book and candle, Some sinner whose More…
EXECUTIVE
EXECUTIVE, n. An officer of the Government, whose duty it is to enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the judicial department shall be pleased to pronounce them More…
EXHORT
EXHORT, v.t. In religious affairs, to put the conscience of another upon the spit and roast it to a nut-brown discomfort.
EXILE
EXILE, n. One who serves his country by residing abroad, yet is not an ambassador. An English sea-captain being asked if he had read "The Exile of Erin," replied: "No, More…
EXISTENCE
EXISTENCE, n. A transient, horrible, fantastic dream, Wherein is nothing yet all things do seem: From which we're wakened by a friendly nudge Of our bedfellow Death, and cry: More…
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE, n. The wisdom that enables us to recognize as an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced. To one who, journeying through night and fog, Is More…
EXPOSTULATION
EXPOSTULATION, n. One of the many methods by which fools prefer to lose their friends.
EXTINCTION
EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state. F
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