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  • n. Plural form of encrease.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of encrease.


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  • β€œHe has a friend, madam, a noble friend, would he but accept his services; but he never sees him without suffering fresh vexation, and his fever encreases after every visit he pays him.”


  • The Semoum is not always accompanied by whirlwinds; in its less violent degree it will blow for hours with little force, although with oppressive heat; when the whirlwind raises the dust it then encreases several degrees in heat.

    Travels in Nubia

  • My uneasiness encreases by the reflection that this prolonged stay in Egypt may be falsely interpreted in

    Travels in Nubia

  • To the first eternity is but a single blessing, since at most it but encreases what they already possess.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Continent was discovered, adds weight to the argument, and the manner in which it was peopled, encreases the force of it.

    Common Sense

  • If it is not really nearer, its being a sea port, gives me that Idea, and I fancy the pains of absence increase in proportion to distance, as the power of attraction encreases as the distance diminishes.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 13 - 24 November 1780

  • Time which is said to soften and alleviate Sorrow, encreases anxiety when connected with expectation.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 21 October 1781

  • Upon this caution I now congratulate myself, for every day encreases my doubt of my emendations.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • Some thing's observed concerning gravity, which encreases as you approach the Center of the earth in a reciprocal proportion of the squares of the distances, and under this head were introduced pendula and we saw that all pendula of equall length oscilated in equal time whether the arches they described were greater or less.

    John Adams diary, June 1753 - April 1754, September 1758 - January 1759

  • It may be absurd also, but I am sometimes inclined to think it so, because it generally encreases and exalts our Worth, and also as it frequently serves to make it appear with the greater Dignity and Glory, when the Malice of Envyers is vanquish'd or silenced.

    A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq. In the Isles of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, On that Memorable Day, October 9th, 1753


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