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Come together, that Satan tempt you not.

The experience of our own frailties, and the

1 Corinthians. watu hfuiness of the tempter, discouragę, us. He that hath not wholly subdued linself, is

Hammond. quickly tempted and overcoine in small things

Foretold what would come to pass,

Bishop Taylor. When first this tempter crossid the gulf from Fix'd on the fruit she gaz'd, which to behold


Milton. Might tempt alone.

Mlin. To this high mountain's top the tempter The devil can but tempt and deceive; and if

brought he cannot destroy so, his power is at an end.

Our Saviour.


O wretched maid !

71. s. (temser., Dutch; Whose roving fancy would resolve the same


tamiser, French; With him who nexi should lempt her easy fame. tamesare, Italian, to sift ; teins, Dutch;

Prior. tanis, French ; iamiso, Italian, a sieve.] 2. To provoke.

Bread made of flower better sifted than
I'm much too vent'rous
In tempting of your patience. Shakspeare. TEMULENCY. n. s. [temulentia, Latin.]

Your talons from the wretched and the bold;

Inebriation ; intoxication by liquor. Tempt not the brave and needy to despair : TE'MULENT. adj. [temulentus, Latin.] For, though your violence should leave 'em bare Inebriated ; intoxicated as with strong Of gold and silver, swords and darts remain. liquors.

Dryden. Ten. adj. [zyn, Saxon ; tien, Dutch.) 3. It is sometimes used without any notion

1. The decimal number; twice five; the of evil ; to solicit; to draw.

number by which we multiply numbers Still his strength concealid Which tempted our attempt, and wrought our

into new denominations. fall.


Thou shalt have more
The rowing crew,

Than two tens to a score.


Tin hath been extolled as containing even, Totempt a fare, clothe all their tilts in blue. Gay.

odd, long, and plain, quadrate and cubical nom4. To try; to attempt ; to venture on. I

bers; and Aristotle observed, that barbarians know not whether it was not originally as well as Greeks used a numeration unto ten. t' attempt, which was vitiously written

Broter. to teinpt, by an elision of the wrong With twice ten sail I cross'd the Phrygian sea, syllable.

Scarce seven within your harbour meet. Drys. *This from the vulgar branches must be torn,

From the soft lyre, And to fair Proserpine the present born,

Sweet Aute, and ten-string'd instrument, require

Prior. Ere leave be giv'n to tempt the nether skies.

Sounds of delight.

Dryden. 2. Ten is a proverbial number. TEMPTABLE, adj. (from tempt.] Liable There's a proud modesty in merit, to temptation ;, obnoxious to bad infiu Averse from begging; and resolv'd to pay Not elegant, nor used.

Ten times the gift it asks.

Dryden. If the parliament were as temptable as any

Although English is too little cultivated, yet other assembly, the managers must fail for want

the faults are nine in ten owing to affectation. of tools to work with.

Swift. TEMPT AʼTION. n. s. (tentation, French; TI'NABLE. adj. [tenable, French.] Sach from tempt.)

as may be maintained against oppo1. The act of tempting ; solicitation to ill ; sition, such as may be held against atenticement.

tacks. All temptution to transgress repel. Milton. The town was strong of itself, and wanted to 2. The state of being tempted.

industry to fortify and make it tenable. Baren. When by human weakness, and the arts of

Sir William O(le seized upon the castle, and the tempter, you are led into temptations, prayer

put it into a tenable condition. is the thread to bring you out of this labyrinth.

Infidelity has been driven out of all its outDuppa.

works: the atheist has not found his post tena

ble, and is therefore retired into deism. 3. That which is offered to the mind as a

Spectater. motive to ill.

TENA'cious. adj. (tenax, Latin.] Set a deep glass of rhenish wine on the contrary casket; for if the devil be within, and that 1. Grasping hard ; inclined to hold fast; temptation without, he will chuse it. Shakspeare, not willing to let go: with of before the Dare to be great without a guilty crown ;

thing held. View it, and lay the bright temptation down: A resolute tenacious adherence to well-chosen 'T is base to seize on all.

Dryden. principles makes the face of a governor shine in TE'MPTER. n. s. [from tempt.]

the eyes of those that see his actions. 1. One who solicits to ill; an enticer.

Griping, and still tenacious of thy hold, These women are shrewd tempters with their

Would'st thou the Grecian chiefs, though largely tongues.


soul'd, Is this her fault or mine?

Should give the prizes they had gain'd? Dryden. The tempter or the tempted, who sins most? You reign absolute over the hearts of a stub Not she; nor doth she tempt. Sbakspeare.

born and freeborn people, tenacious to madness Those who are bent to do wickedly will never

of their liberty. want tempters to urge them on. Tillotson, True love's a miser; so tenacious grown, My work is done :

He weighs to the least grain of what's his own. She 's now the tempter to ensnare his heart.


Men are tenacious of the opinions that first 2. The infernal solicitor to evil.







possess them.


He is fenacious of his own property, and ready The bear, rough tenant of these shades. to invade that of others. Arburbaci.

Tbomson. 2. Retentive.

To TE'NANT. v. a. (from the noun.] To The memory in some is very tenacious ; but hold on certain conditions. yet there seems to be a constant decay of all our Sir Roger's estate is tenanted by persons who ideas, even of those which are struck deepest, have served him or his ancestors. Addison.

and in minds the most retentive. Locke. TE'NANTABLE, adj. (from tenant.) Such 3. (tenace, French.] Having parts disposed to adhere to each other; cohesive;

as may be held by a tenant.

The ruins that time, sickness, or melancholy, viscous; glutinous.

shall bring, must be made up at your cost; for Three equal round vessels filled, the one that thing a husband is but tenant for life in with water, the other with oil, the third with what he holds, and is bound to leave the place molten pitch, and the liquors stirred alike to tenantable to the next that shall take it. Suckling. give them a vortical motion; the pitch by its That the soul may not be too much incomcenacity will lose its motion quickly, the oil moded in her house of clay, such necessaries are being less tenacious will keep it longer, and the secured to the body as may keep it in tenantable Vater being less tenacious will keep it longest, repair.

Decay of Piety. but yet will lose it in a short time. Newton. 4. Niggardly ; close-fisted ; meanly par.

TE'NANTLESS. adj. [from tenant.] Unsimonious.


occupied ; unpossessed.

O thou, that dost inhabit in my breast, Ten A'CIOUSLY. adv. Sfrom tenacious. ] Leave not the mansion so long tenantless; With disposition to hold fast.

Lest growing ruinous the building fall, Some things our juvenile reasons tenaciously adhere to, which yet our maturer judgments TE'NANT-saw.n. so (corrupted, I sup.

And leave no memory of what it was! Shaksp. disallow of.

Glanville. TexA'CIOUSNESS. n. s. [from tenacious.)

pose, from tenon-sawu.] See TENON. Unwillingness to quit, resign, or let go. TENCH. n. s: (tince, Şaxon; tinca, Lat.) TENA'CITY. n. s. [tenacité, French; tena

A pond fish. citas, tenax, Latin.) Viscocity ; gluti.

Having stored a very great pond with carps

tench, and other pond-fish, and only put in two nousness; adhesion of one part to an

small pikes, this pair of tyrants in seven years other.

devoured the whole.

Hale, If many contiguous vortices of molten pitch To TEND. v.a. (contracted from attend.] were each of them as large as those which some

1. To watch; to guard ; to accompany suppose to revolve about the sun and fixed stars,

as an assistant or defender. yet these and all their parts would, by their tenacity and stiffness, communicate their motion Nymphs of Mulla which, with careful heed, to one another till they all rested among them

The silver scaly trouts did tend full well. selves. Newton,

Spenser. Substances, whose tenacity exceeds the powers

Go thou ta Richard, and good angels tend thee!

Sbakspeare. of digestion, will neither pass, nor be converted into aliment.


Him lord pronounc'd; and, O! indignity, TENANCY. M. s. (tenanche, old French;

Subjected to his service angel wings,

And Haming ministers to watch and tend tenentia, law Latin, from tenant.] Tem.

Their earthy charge.

Milton. porary possession of what belongs to He led a rural life, and had command another.

O'er all the shepherds, who about those vales This duke becomes seized of favour by de Tended their numerous flocks, Dryden and Lee scent, though the condition of that estate be There is a pleasure in that simplicity, in becommonly no more than a tenancy at will. holding princes tending their flocks.

Pope. Wotton. Our humbler province is to tend the fair; TENANT. n. s. (tenant, French.]

To save the powder from too rude a gale, 1. One that holds of another; one that

Nor let th' innprison'd essences exhale. Pope.

2. To attend; to accompany. on certain conditions has temporary

Despair possession and use of that which is in

Tended the sick, busiest from couch to couch. reality the property of another: cor.

Milten. relative to landlord.

Those with whom I now converse
I have been your tenant,

Without a tear will tend my herse. Swift. And your father's tenant, these fourscore years. 3. To be attentive to.

Shakspeare. Unsuck'd of lamb or kid that tend their play. The English being only tenants at will of the

Milion, natives for such conveniency of fishing. Heylin. To Texd. v. n. (tendo, Latin.) Such is the mould, that the blest tenant feeds

1. To move toward a certain point or On precious fruits, and pays his rent in weeds.


place. Jupiter had a farm long for want of a tenant.

They had a view of the princess at a mask, L'Estrange.

having overheard two gentlemen tending towards His cheerful tenants bless their yearly toil,

that sight.

Wetten. Yet to their lord owe more than to the soil.

To these abodes our fleet Apollo sends : Pope.

Here Dardanus was born, and hither tends. The tenants of a manoy fall into the senti

Drydens ments of their lord.


2. (tendre, French.) To be directed to any The father is a tyrant over slaves and beggars, end or purpose ; to aim ate whom he calls his tenants.


Admiration seiz'd 2. One who resides in any place.

All heav'n, what this might mean, and whither O fields, 0 woods, oh when shall I be made


Milton. The happy tenant of your shade! Curley Fassions gain their power by pretending comVOL. IV.



mon safety, and tending towards it in the directest like motes in the sun, their tendencies are little


Locks. The laws of our religion tend to the universal TE'NDER. adj. (tendre, French.] happiness of mankind.

Tillotson. 1. Soft ; easily impressed or injured ; not 3. To contribute.

firm ; not hard. Many times that which we ask would, if it The earth brought forth the tender grass. should be granted, be worse for us, and perhaps

Mutes. dend to our destruction; and then God, by de From each tender stalk she gathers. Milter. nying the particular matter of our prayers, doth When the frame of the lungs is not so well

grant the general matter of them. Hammond. woven, but is lax and tender, there is great 4. (from attend.] To wait; to expect. danger that, after spitting of blood, they will Out of use.

by degrees putrify and consume. Blackmore. The bark is ready and the wind at help; 2. Sensible ; easily pained ; soon sore. Th' associates tend.

Shakspeare. Unneath may she endure the finty street, s. To attend ; to wait as dependants or

To tread them with her tender feeling feet! servants.

Sbakspeare. She deserves a lord,

Our bodies are not naturally more tender That twenty such rude boys might tind upon,

than our faces; but, by being less exposed to And call her hourly mistress. Sbakspeare.

the air, they become less able to endure it. Give him tending,

L'Estrange He brings great news.

The face when we are born is no less tenda

Shakspeare. Was he not companion with the riotous

than any other part of the body: it is use alone knights

hardens it, and makes it more able to endure

Leck That tend upon my father?

the cold.

Shakspeare. 6. To attend as something inseparable. In

3. Effeminate ; emasculate ; delicate. the last three senses it seems only a col

When Cyrus had overcome the Lydians, that loquial abbreviation of attend.

were a warlike nation, and devised to bring

them to a more peaceable ite, instead of their Threefold vengeance tend upon your steps! short warlike coat, he clothed them in long

Sbakspeare, garments like wonen; and, instead of their TE'NDANCE. 1. s. [from tend.]

warlike musick, appointed to them certain las. 1. Attendance ; state of expectation.

civious lays, by which their minds were so inolUnhappy wight, born to disastrous end, lified and abated, that they forgot their former That doth his life in so long tendance spend! Spens. fierceness, and became most tender and effemi2. Persons attendant. Out of use.


Spemer. His lobbies fill'd with tendance,

4. Exciting kind concern. Rain sacrificial whisp’rings in his ear. Sbaksp.

I love Valentine; 3. Attendance ; act of waiting.

His life's as render to me as my soul. Sbakst She purpos’d,

s. Compassionate; anxious for another's By watching, weeping, tendance, to

good. O'ercome you with her shew,


The tender kindness of the church it well be 4. Care; act of tending.

seemeth to help the weaker sort, although some Nature does require

few of the perfecter and stronger be for a time Her times of preservation, which, perforce, displeased.

Hester. I her frail son, amongst my brethren mortal, This not mistrust but tender love enjoins. Must give my tendance to. Sbakspeare.

Miltor They at her coming sprung,

Be tender-hearted and compassionate towards And touch'd by her fair tendance gladlier grew, those in want, and ready to relieve them.

Milton. TE'NDENCE.

6. Susceptible of soft passions. 1. s. [from tend.]

Your tears a heart of flint 1. Direction or course toward any place

Might tender make, yet nought
Herein they will prevail.

Spenser or object. It is not much business that distracts any man;

7. Amorous; lascivious.

What mad lover ever dy'd, but the want of purity, constancy, and tendency towards God.


To gain a soft and gentle bride?

Or for a lady tender-hearted Writings of this kind, if conducted with candour, have a more particular tendency to the good 8. Expressive of the sotter passions.

In purling streams or hemp departed? Hudibras. of their country than any other compositions.

Addison. 9. Careful not to hurt : with of: We may acquaint ourselves with the powers The civil authority should be tender of the boand properties, the tendencies and inclinations, of nour of God and religion. body and spirit.


As I have been tender of every particular pero All of them are innocent, and most of them son's reputation, so I have taken care not to give had a moral tendency, to soften the virulence of offence. parties, or laugh out of countenance some vice 10. Gentle ; mild ; unwilling to pain. or folly.

Swift. Thy tender-hefted nature shall not give 2. Direction or course toward any in Thee o'er to harshness: her eyes are fierce, but

thine ference or result; drift.

Do comfort, and not burn.
The greater congruity or incongruity there is


. in any thing to the reason of mankind, and the

You, that are thus so tender o'er his follies, Will never do him good.

Sbakspearts greater tendency it hath to promote or hinder the perfection of man's nature, so much greater de

11. Apt to give pain. grecs tiach it of moral good or evil; to which we In things that are tender and unpleasing, break ought to proportion our inclination, or aversion. the ice by some whose words are of less weight,

Wilkins. and reserve the more weighry voice to come in These opinions are of so little moment, that,

as by chance.

Tilletria. ,




Bacon. ,


12. Young ; weak: as, tender age. TE'NDERNESS. n. s. (tendressey Fr. from

When yet he was but tender bodied, a mother tender.] should not sell him.

Shakspeare. Beneath the dens, where unfletch'd tempests

1. The state of being tender ; susceptilie,

bility of impressions ; not hardness. And infant winds their tender voices try, Cowley.

Pied cattle are spotted in their tongues, the To TE'NDER. v. a. (tendre, Fr.]

tenderness of the part receiving more easily al

terations than other parts of the flesh. Bacon. 1. To offer; to exhibit ; to propose to The difference of the muscular Aesh depends acceptance.

upon the hardness, tenderness, moisture, or drie Some of the chiefest laity professed with ness of the fibres.

Arbuthnot, greater stomach their judgments, that such a 2. State of being easily hurt ; soreness. discipline was little berter than popish tyranny disguised, and tendered unto them. Hooker.

A quickness and tenderness of sight could not I crave no more than what your highness

endure bright sun-shine.

Locke. offer'd;

Any zealous for his country, must conquer Nor will you tender less.

that tenderness and delicacy which may make

All conditions, all minds, tender down

him afraid of being spoken ill of. Addison. Their service to lord Timon. Sbakspeare.

There are examples of wounded persons, Owe not all creatures by just right to thee

that have roared for anguish at the discharge Duty and service, not to stay till bid,

of ordnance, though at a great distance ; what But tender all their pow'r?


insupportable torture then should we be under He had never heard of Christ before; and so

upon a like concussion in the air, when all the more could not be expected of him, than to em

whole body would have the tenderness of a

wound ! brace him as soon as he was tendered to him.

Duty of Mar. 3. Susceptibility of the softer passions. 2. To hold ; to esteem.

Weep no more, lest I give cause
Tender yourself more dearly;

To be suspected of more tenderness
Or, not to crack the wind of the poor phrase,

Than doth become a man. Shakspeare. Wringing it thus, you 'll tender me a fool.

Well we know youir tenderness of heart,

Sbakspeare. And gentle, kind, effeminate remorse 3. (from the adjective.) To regard with

To your kindred.

Shakspeare. kindness. Not in use.

With what a graceful tenderness he loves! I thank you, madam, that you tender her:

And breathes the softest, the sincerest vows!

Addison Poor gentlewoman, my master wrongs her much.

Shekspeare. 4. Kind attention, anxiety for the good TE'NDER. n.'s. [from the verb.)

of another. 1. Offer ; proposal to acceptance.

Having no children, she did with singular care

and tenderness intend the education of Philip and Then to have a wretched puling fool,


A whining mammet, in her fortune's tender,
To answer I'll not wed.

Sbakspeare. 5. Scrupulousness; caution.
Think yourself a baby ;

My conscience first receiv'd a tenderness,
That you have ta'en his tenders for true pay, Scruple, and prick, on certain speeches utter'd
Which are not sterling.
Sbakspeare. By th' bishop of Bayon.

Sbakspeare. The earl accepted the tenders of my service. Some are unworthily censured for keeping

Dryden. their


whom tenderness how to get honestly To declare the calling of the Gentiles by a teacheth to spend discreetly; whereas such need free unlimited tender of the gospel to all. South. no great thrittiness in preserving their own who Our tenders of duty every now and then mis

assume more liberty in exacting from others. carry. Addison.

Wotton. 2. (from the adjective.] Regard ; kind True tenderness of conscience is nothing else concern. Not used.

but an awful and exact sense of the rule which Thou hast shew'd thou mak'st some tender of should direct it; and while it stcers by this com

pass, and is sensible of every declination from it, In this fáir rescue thou hast brought to me.

so long it is properly tender.

South. Sbukspeare. 6. Cautious care. 3. A small ship attending on a larger.

There being implanted in every man's nature TE'NDER-HEARTED. adj. (tender and

a great tenderness of reputation, to be careless of heart.] Of a soft compassionate dispu

it is locked on as a mark of a degenerous mind.

Government of the Tongue. sition. TE'NDERLING, 1. s. (from tender.]

7. Soft pathos of expression. 1. The first horns of a deer.

TE'NDINOUS. adj. (tendineux, Fr. tendinis, 2. A fondling; one who is made soft by Latin.] Sinewy; containing tendons ; too much kindness.

consisting of tendons. TE'NDERLY, ada. (from tender.] In a

Nervous and tendinous pares have worse symp.

toms, and are harder of cure than fleshy ones. tender manner; mildly; gently; softly;

Wiseman, kindly; without harshness.

TENDON. N. s.(tendo, Lat.] A sinew; a Tenderly apply to her Some remedies for life.


ligature by which the joints are moved. She embrac'd him, and for joy

A struma in her instep lay very hard and big Tenderly wept. Milton. amongst the tendons.

Wiseman. They are the most perfect pieces of Ovid, and

The entrails these embrace in spiral strings, the style tenderly passionate and courtly.

Those clasp th' arterial tubes in tonder rings;

Prefuse to Ovid. The tendons some compacted close produce, Marcus with blushes owns he loves,

And some thin fibres for the skin dufuse. And Brutus tenderly reproves,


my life,


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TE'NDRIL. ». s. (tendrilion, Fr.] The the retina may not, by being rebounded thence clasp of a vine or other climbing plant.

upon the uvea, be returned again; for such a In wanton ringlets wavid,

repercussion would make the sight more confused.

More against Atbeisario As the vine curls her tendrils; which imply'd

We conceive not a tennis ball to think, conSubjection.

Milion. So may thy tender blossoms fear no blite;

sequently not to bave any volition, or preference of motion to rest.

Liste. Nor goats with venom'd teeth thy tendrils bice.


We have no exedra for the philosophers adThe tendrils or claspers of plants are given

joining to our tennis court, but there are alehouses.

Arbutbrot and Pepe only to such as have weak stalks, and cannot raise up or support themselves.


To TENNIS. V. a. (from the noun.) To TENE'BRICOSE.

drive as a ball. Not used. brosus, Lat.] Dark;

Those four garrisons issuing forth upon the

enemy, will so drive him from one side to angloomy.

other, and tennis him amongst them, that he TENBBR O'sity. n. s. [tex bræ, Latin.] shall find no where safe to keep his feet in, nor Darkness; gloom.

hide himself. TE'NEMENT. n. s. (tenement, Fr, tene- TE'NON. n. s. (Fr.) The end of a tinber

mentum, law Lat.] Any thing held by a cut to be fitted into another timber. tenant.

Such variety of parts, solid with hollow; somme What reasonable man will not think that the with cavities as mortises to receive, others with tenement shall be made much better, if the tenant

tenons to fit them. may be drawn to build himself some handsome The tenant-saw being thin, hach a back to habitation thereon, to uitch and inclose his

keep it from bendiug. ground?


TE'NoUR. n. s. [texor, Lat. teneur, Fr.] "T is policy for father and son to take different 1. Continuity of state; constant mode; sides; for then lands and tenements commit no

manner of continuity; general curs

Dryden. Who has informed us, that a rational soul can

rency. inhabit no tenement, unless it has just such a sort

We might perceive his words interrupted conof frontispiece.


tinually with sighs, and the tenor of his speech Treat on, treat on, is her eternal note,

not knit together to one constant end, but disAnd lands and tenements slide down her throat.

solved in itself, as the vehemency of the ins and passion prevailed.

Sidesz Pope. When the world first out of chaos sprang, TE'NENT. n. so See TENET.

So smild the days, and so the tenor san TENE'RITY.m. s. (teneritas, tener, Lat.) Of their felicity: a spring was there, Tenderness.

dinsworth. An everlasting spring the jolly year. TENE'SMUS, . s.

Led round in his great circle; no winds breath The stone shutting up the orifice of the blad As now did smell of or of death. der is attended with a ienesmus, or needing to go to stool.


Still I see the tenor of man's woe TE'NET. 1. s. [from tenet, Latin, be huids.

Hold on the same, from woman to begin. It is sometimes written tenent, or they

Does not the whole tenor of the divine las hold.] Position; principle; opinion.

positively require humility and meekness to all That all animals o the land are in their kind

men? in the sea, although received as a principle, is a

Inspire my numbers, tenes very questionable.

Broun. Till I my long laborious work complete, While, in church matters, profit shall be the

And add perpetual tcnor to my rhimes, touch-store for faith and inanners, we are not Deduc'd from nature's birth to Cæsar's times ! to wonder if no gainful tenci be deposited.

Tjecay of Piety. This success would look like chance, if it were This savours of something ranker than so not perpetual, and always of the same tener. cinianism, even the tenets of the fifth monarchy, and of sovereignty founded only upon saint Can it be poison? poison 's of one tener, ship.

So:ib. Or hot, or cold. 'Ihey wonder mens should have mistook

There is so great an uniformity amorest The teneis of their master's book. Prior,

them, that the whole tener of those bodies thus TE'N FOLD.adi. Įtari and folu.] Ten times preserved clearly points forth the month o: increased.

Fire kindled into tenfold rage.


In such lays as neither ebb nor flow, TENNIS. n. s. (This play is supposed by

Correctly cold, and regularly low,
Skinner to be so named from the word

That, shunning faults, one quiet tener keep,
We cannot blame indeed but we may sleep

. tener, take it, hold it, or there it goes, used by the French when they drive the 3. Sense contained; general ball.] A play at which a ball is driven drift. with a racket.

Has not the divine Apollo said, The barber's inen hath been seen with him, Is't not the tenor of his oracle, and the old ornament of his chcek hath already That king Leontes shall

not have an heir, stuffed dinnis balls.


Till his lost child be found? A prince, by a hard destiny, became a tennis By the stern brow and waspish action ball long to the blind goddess.

Howel. Which she did use as she was writing of it, It can be no more disgrace to a great lord to bears an angry tenor. draw a fair picture, than to play at tennis with

Bid me tear the bond.

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