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  • adj. Obsolete form of enthusiastic.

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Examples

  • There was a Time, when I looked with a reverential Awe on these Mysteries of Policy; but Age, Experience, and Philosophy have rent the Veil; and I view this Sanctum Sanctorum, at least, without any enthusiastick Admiration.

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  • He added, that Virgil seemed to be as enthusiastick

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Johnson, diverted by this enthusiastick jealousy, went on with greater ardour: ‘No, Sir; Congreve has NATURE;’ (smiling on the tragick eagerness of Garrick;) but composing himself, he added,

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • In a word, not the enthusiastick Maid of Orleans was more serviceable of old to the

    The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield

  • 'It is wonderful to see old Sheridan as enthusiastick about oratory as ever [641],' WALKER.

    Life Of Johnson

  • I send you a letter which I wrote to you two years ago at Wilton [352]; and did not send it at the time, for fear of being reproved as indulging too much tenderness; and one written to you at the tomb of Melancthon [353], which I kept back, lest I should appear at once too superstitious and too enthusiastick.

    Life of Johnson

  • Johnson, diverted by this enthusiastick jealousy, went on with greater ardour: 'No, Sir;

    Life Of Johnson

  • [85] That cannot be said now, after the flagrant part which Mr. John Wesley took against our American brethren, when, in his own name, he threw amongst his enthusiastick flock, the very individual combustibles of Dr. Johnson's Taxation no Tyranny; and after the intolerant spirit which he manifested against our fellow-christians of the Roman Catholick Communion, for which that able champion, Father

    Life of Johnson

  • Think what enthusiastick happiness I shall have to see Mr. Samuel Johnson walking among the romantick rocks and woods of my ancestors at Auchinleck [934]!

    Life of Johnson

  • He produced a very long stalk of corn, as a specimen of his crop, and said, 'You see here the loetas segetes [241];' he added, that Virgil seemed to be as enthusiastick a farmer as he [242], and was certainly a practical one.

    Life of Johnson

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