from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic Convenience.
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- n. convenience
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as convenience.
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Philadelphians and New Yorkers maintained that for the "conveniency" of transacting public business it made the most sense to place the capital in an established city.
Nine-inside leathern "conveniency," bumping ten miles an hour
That abundance of food, of which, in consequence of the improvement of land, many people have the disposal beyond what they themselves can consume, is the great cause of the demand both for precious metals and the precious stones, as well as for every other conveniency and ornament of dress, lodging, household furniture, and equipage.
“As subsistence is, in the nature of things, prior to conveniency and luxry, so the industry which procures the former, must necessarily be prior to that which ministers of the latter.”
“The identity ¦ we ascribe to bodies, whether natural or artificial, is not perfect identity; it is rather something which, for the conveniency of speech, we call identity”
In this manner were two disconsolate damsels set at liberty from the womb of the leathern conveniency.
If proportion be one of the constituents of beauty, it must derive that power either from some natural properties inherent in certain measures, which operate mechanically; from the operation of custom; or from the fitness which some measures have to answer some particular ends of conveniency.
It is true, the mind, in this imperfect state, has need of such ideas, and makes all the haste to them it can, for the conveniency of communication and enlargement of knowledge; to both which it is naturally very much inclined.
Because they being the workmanship of the understanding, pursuing only its own ends, and the conveniency of expressing in short those ideas it would make known to another, it does with great liberty unite often into one abstract idea things that, in their nature, have no coherence; and so under one term bundle together a great variety of compounded and decompounded ideas.
For which opinion, I think, there might be many reasons offered: but that being besides my present business, I shall not trouble my reader with them; but only mind him, that the contrary supposition, if it could be proved, is of little use, either for the improvement of our knowledge, or conveniency of life, and so we need not trouble ourselves to examine it.
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