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  • n. Obsolete form of empiric.

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Examples

  • Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist, and the laborious collator some unlucky moment frolicks in conjecture.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • His departure was delayed by the gout; and he was so impatient either of hinderance or of pain, that he submitted himself to a French empirick, who is said to have repelled the disease into his bowels.

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist, and the laborious collator at some unlucky moment frolicks in conjecture.

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • [(but that he still thoug) 9.8 (ht me no better than an empirick, who was imposing) 9.8 (on him remedies in which I)] TJ

    The Unexpected Legacy

  • He laughed, and said he wished he had found such a physician at twenty years of age; but that he still thought me no better than an empirick, who was imposing on him remedies in which I had myself no faith, and would have rejected with disgust when labouring under Pauline’s malady.

    The Unexpected Legacy

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