from The Century Dictionary.
- To weigh or press down; depress; cause to sink or prevent from rising.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To weigh or press down.
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- verb transitive To
weighor press down; depress; causeto sinkor preventfrom rising.
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The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation, and the credit of truth and honesty is as safe; nor have I any fear that a skeptical bias can be given by leaning hard on the sides of fate, of practical power, or of trade, which the doctrine of Faith cannot downweigh.