from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Björnson, Björnstjerne 1832-1910. Norwegian writer who sought to revive the literary language and character of Norway. His works include the novel The Fisher Girl (1868) and the epic poem Arnljot Gelline (1870). He won the 1903 Nobel Prize for literature.


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  • Stant igitur partes attonitae, tanquam non ad conflictum progressuri, ob defectum evasi: noluit enim pars integrum habens numerum sociorum consentire, ut unus de suis demeretur; nec potuit pars altera quocumque pretio alterum ad supplendum vicem fugientis inducere.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Habemus hic Petronium integrum, quem vidi meis oculis non sine admiratione.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He tried his hand at ghostly advice, probably for the first time in his life, and recommended as an opiate for the agonised conscience of the Laird, reparation of the injuries he had done to these distressed families, which, he observed by the way, the civil law called restitutio in integrum.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Diana, in integrum servari, to be spared alone for that excellent beauty and magnificence of it.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In quolibet anno mensem integrum jejunant interdiu, nec comedentes nec bibentes, &c. 6556.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ortelius Itinerario: ob annum integrum a cantu, tripudiis et saltationibus tota civitas abstinere jubetur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Caput arietis nondum experti venerem, uno ictu amputatum, cornibus tantum demotis, integrum cum lana et pelle bene elixabis, tum aperto cerebrum eximes, et addens aromata, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Tibi O Critobule consulo ut integrum annum absis, &c. 5670.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Comedy, the sinners one and all will be reinstated in integrum.


  • Propè ad vallis medium sub vna rupium, apparet omni tempore visibiliter integrum ac maximum caput daemonis vsque ad humeros tantùm, cuius speciem præ horrore nullus pleno intuitu humanus audet diu oculus sustinere: nam respicientes contrà aspicit truculentèr, agitans oculos minacitèr, tanquam ex palpebris eiecturus (quæ et scintillant) flammas in altum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville


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  • Interesting definition!

    November 9, 2011