A Common-school Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous: With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables

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J.B. Lippincott, 1868 - English language - 380 pages
 

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Page ii - It may be remarked that most of those in respect to which usage varies are more frequently written In England with the termination ise, and In the United States with the termination ize. 32. The words mold and molt, and their compounds and derivatives, are written In this Dictionary wIth
Page ii - Of those formed from French words other than prendre, or which have corresponding forms in the French, a majority end In ize, though In respect to some of them usage Is variable. The following are the principal English verbs ending In ise: namely, advertise, advise, affranchise, apprise, catechise, chastise, circumcise, comprise, compromise, criticise, demise, despise, devise, disenfranchise, disfranchise, disguise, divertise,
Page i - cupful, cupfuls; handful, handfuls. 27. There are many words, besides those mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, In respect to which usage, even that of the best authors, is variable. The most Important of these words are mentioned in this and the succeeding sections. The derivatIves of the word villain,

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