from The Century Dictionary.
- Sudden or abrupt, as if produced by a blow; marked.
- In prosody, produced by or relating to the ictus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.
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- adjective Pertaining to, or caused by, a
blow; sudden; abrupt.
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- adjective of or relating to a seizure or convulsion
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It is an early case of the same absence of study or intellectual preparation for belief that is rampant in the idea of ictic conversion.
This condition of affairs was not achieved uno ictic, but by a long course of evolution.
We have said that Vishnu is raised to his position without ictic suddenness.
By a motion of his hand, the priest breaks in, to interrupt and displace all the laws of character in life — communicating an abrupt, ictic grace, as much wider of all dignity and reason, than any which the new light theology has asserted, as the regenerative power is more subject to a human dispensation.
It is not, on one hand, the power of omnipotence, or of a naked, ictic force, falling in secretly regenerative blows, like a slung shot in the night.