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  • adj. Obsolete form of erratic.

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Examples

  • And it is impossible not to discover the fondness of Lucretius, an earlier writer, for a garret, in his description of the lofty towers of serene learning, and of the pleasure with which a wise man looks down upon the confused and erratick state of the world moving below him:

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • The season of the year is now come, in which the theatres are shut, and the card-tables forsaken; the regions of luxury are for a while unpeopled, and pleasure leads out her votaries to groves and gardens, to still scenes and erratick gratifications.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • When a number of distinct images are collected by these erratick and hasty surveys, the fancy is busied in arranging them; and combines them into pleasing pictures with more resemblance to the realities of life as experience advances, and new observations rectify the former.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • When fortune did not favour my erratick industry, I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

  • "The chief of the band was a man far from illiterate: he was able to travel by the stars or the compass, and had marked in his erratick expeditions such places as are most worthy the notice of

    Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

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