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REACH
REACH, n. The radius of action of the human hand. The area within which it is possible (and customary) to gratify directly the propensity to provide. This is a truth, as old as the More…
READING
READING, n. The general body of what one reads. In our country it consists, as a rule, of Indiana novels, short stories in "dialect" and humor in slang. We know by one's More…
REALISM
REALISM, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seem by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring-worm.
REALITY
REALITY, n. The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum.
REALLY
REALLY, adv. Apparently.
REAR
REAR, n. In American military matters, that exposed part of the army that is nearest to Congress.
REASON
REASON, v.i. To weight probabilities in the scales of desire.
REASON
REASON, n. Propensitate of prejudice.
REASONABLE
REASONABLE, adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion.
REBEL
REBEL, n. A proponent of a new misrule who has failed to establish it.
RECOLLECT
RECOLLECT, v. To recall with additions something not previously known.
RECONCILIATION
RECONCILIATION, n. A suspension of hostilities. An armed truce for the purpose of digging up the dead.
RECONSIDER
RECONSIDER, v. To seek a justification for a decision already made.
RECOUNT
RECOUNT, n. In American politics, another throw of the dice, accorded to the player against whom they are loaded.
RECREATION
RECREATION, n. A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.
RECRUIT
RECRUIT, n. A person distinguishable from a civilian by his uniform and from a soldier by his gait. Fresh from the farm or factory or street, His marching, in pursuit or in More…
RECTOR
RECTOR, n. In the Church of England, the Third Person of the parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two.
RED
RED-:SKIN:, n. A North American Indian, whose skin is not red — at least not on the outside.
REDEMPTION
REDEMPTION, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin, through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of More…
REDRESS
REDRESS, n. Reparation without satisfaction. Among the Anglo-Saxon a subject conceiving himself wronged by the king was permitted, on proving his injury, to beat a brazen image of the More…
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