from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
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- adjective obsolete Pertaining to a
mime, or jester.
Imitative; that mimicssomething else.
- adjective obsolete
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By which means it is, yet by my courtesy, that scarce any kind of men live more voluptuously or with less trouble; as believing that Christ will be well enough pleased if in their mystical and almost mimical pontificality, ceremonies, titles of holiness and the like, and blessing and cursing, they play the parts of bishops.
But not all the mimical skill of Estcourt (famed as he was for it) though he had often seen Nokes, could scarce give us an idea of him.
I tried in the course of the mimical conversation to make him understand that, with six companions from a big Chief's _maloca_ (meaning Coronel da Silva and the Floresta headquarters), I had penetrated into the woods near this mighty Chief's
Representation of Persons or Things, a counterfeit Speech, a mimical Look or Gesture passeth for it.
In fact, he never looked beyond the external peculiarities of men; and he merely carried their characters in his mimical collection.
For Smith's view of mimical Christians see pp. 359-364.
But not all the mimical Skill of Estcourt (fam'd as he was for it) tho 'he had often seen Nokes, could scarce give us an Idea of him.
Was it not as high time, then, to take this dangerous Weapon of mimical Insolence and Defamation out of the Hands of a mad Poet, as to wrest the Knife from the lifted Hand of a Murderer?
To affect to be like, may be no imitation: to act, and not to be what we pretend to imitate, is but a mimical conformation, and carrieth no virtue in it.
It was not then the most mimical nor fighting man could pacify; prologues nor epilogues would prevail; the Devil and the