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  • adj. Obsolete form of fanatic.
  • n. Obsolete form of fanatic.

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Examples

  • Dr Robertson said, the notions of Eupham Macallan. a fanatick woman, of whom Lord Hailes gives a sketch, were still prevalent among some of the Presbyterians; and therefore it was right in Lord

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • In the fourth class we have the journalists, temporal and spiritual: Elias Ashmole, William Lilly, George Whitefield, John Wesley, and a thousand other old women and fanatick writers of memoirs and meditations. '

    Life of Johnson

  • Dr. Robertson said, the notions of Eupham Macallan, a fanatick woman, of whom Lord Hailes gives a sketch, were still prevalent among some of the Presbyterians; and therefore it was right in Lord Hailes, a man of known piety, to undeceive them [95].

    Life of Johnson

  • Who, in a case of eminent competition, chose duty before interest; and when the judge grew inconsistent with the justice, preferred rather to be constant to sure principles, than to an unconstant government: and to retreat to an innocent and honourable privacy, than to sit and act iniquity by a law; and make your age and conscience (the one venerable, the other sacred) drudges to the tyranny of fanatick, perjured usurpers.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • John Wesley, and a thousand other old women and fanatick writers of memoirs and meditations. '

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • Dr Robertson said, the notions of Eupham Macallan. a fanatick woman, of whom Lord Hailes gives a sketch, were still prevalent among some of the Presbyterians; and therefore it was right in Lord Hailes, a man of known piety, to undeceive them.

    The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

  • Achitophel, which "he thinks a little hard upon his fanatick patrons;" and charges him with borrowing the plan of his Arthur from the preface to

    Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

  • Here was also my old acquaintance, Will Swan, to see me, who continues a factious fanatick still, and I do use him civilly, in expectation that those fellows may grow great again.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jun/Jul 1668

  • Sir W. Pen, the falsest rascal that ever was in the world; and that this afternoon the Duke of Albemarle did tell him that Pen was a very cowardly rogue, and one that hath brought all these rogueish fanatick

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 40: November/December 1665

  • Sir W. Pen, the falsest rascal that ever was in the world; and that this afternoon the Duke of Albemarle did tell him that Pen was a very cowardly rogue, and one that hath brought all these rogueish fanatick Captains into the fleete, and swears he should never go out with the fleete again.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Nov/Dec 1665

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