from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affectionate; cordial.


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  • A loft vppon the same did sit a most singuler fayre Nymph, richly apparelled in cloth of golde and blewe silke, dressed lyke a virgine, and adorned with innumerable sortes of Pearles and stone; she shewed an affectious delight, to beholde droppes of golde fall from heauen into her lappe.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • It is also frequently exceedingly difficult, in chronic affectious of the joints to distinguish between vessels, nerves, &c.; and hence there is danger of tetanus, protracted suppuration, purulent absorption, and erysipelas.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.


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