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- adj. Alternative form of climacteric..
- n. Alternative form of climacteric..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See climacteric.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as climacteric.
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For now we are approaching the year 1588, “which an astronomer of Konigsberg, above a hundred years before, foretold would be an admirable year, and the German chronologers presaged would be the climacterical year of the world.”
That year was, indeed, the climacterical year of the world; and decided once and for all the fortunes of the
I can furnish you with one which I have been accustomed to regard as a "grand climacterical absurdity."
That year was, indeed, the climacterical year of the world; and decided once and for all the fortunes of the European nations, and of the whole continent of America.
He is now sixty-three; and it won't do, you know, for grand - climacterical people to procrastinate -- nay, to _proannuate_ -- which is a new, and, for all I see, a very bad word.
I never go home abruptly because a snake crosses my way, nor have any particular dread of a climacterical year; yet I confess that, with all my scorn of old women, and their tales, I consider it as an unhappy day when I happen to be greeted, in the morning, by Suspirius the screech-owl.
God, determine our thoughts, and shall we never determine our disputations upon our climacterical years, for particular men and periodical years, for the life of states and kingdoms, and never consider these in our long life, and our interest in the everlasting kingdom?
Though the sons and heirs of heaven are now hidden, the world knows them not (1 John iii. 1), yet the time is fixed when they shall appear in glory, as Joash in his seventh year; by that time he was ready to be shown, not a babe, but, having served his first apprenticeship to life and arrived at his first climacterical year, he had taken a good step towards manhood; by that time the people had grown weary of Athaliah's tyranny and ripe for a revolution.
Konigsberg, above a hundred years before, foretold would be an admirable year, and the German chronologers presaged would be the climacterical year of the world. "
"But when he had spoken awhile of some sacred and mystical numbers, as three for the Trinity, three for the heavenly Hierarchy, seven for the Sabbath, and seven times seven for a Jubilee; and lastly, -- seven times nine for the grand climacterical year; she, perceiving whereto it tended, began to be troubled with it.