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IMAGINATION
IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.
IMBECILITY
IMBECILITY, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary.
IMMIGRANT
IMMIGRANT, n. An unenlightened person who thinks one country better than another.
IMMODEST
IMMODEST, adj. Having a strong sense of one's own merit, coupled with a feeble conception of worth in others. There was once a man in Ispahan Ever and ever so long ago, And More…
IMMORAL
IMMORAL, adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong, wicked, More…
IMMORTALITY
IMMORTALITY, n. A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die More…
IMPALE
IMPALE, v.t. In popular usage to pierce with any weapon which remains fixed in the wound. This, however, is inaccurate; to imaple is, properly, to put to death by thrusting an upright More…
IMPARTIAL
IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions.
IMPENITENCE
IMPENITENCE, n. A state of mind intermediate in point of time between sin and punishment.
IMPIETY
IMPIETY, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.
IMPOSITION
IMPOSITION, n. The act of blessing or consecrating by the laying on of hands — a ceremony common to many ecclesiastical systems, but performed with the frankest sincerity by the sect More…
IMPOSTOR
IMPOSTOR n. A rival aspirant to public honors.
IMPROBABILITY
IMPROBABILITY, n. His tale he told with a solemn face And a tender, melancholy grace. Improbable 'twas, no doubt, When you came to think it out, But the More…
IMPROVIDENCE
IMPROVIDENCE, n. Provision for the needs of to-day from the revenues of to-morrow.
IMPUNITY
IMPUNITY, n. Wealth.
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