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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of vacuate.


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  • But this stone emits strong exhalations, by which the surrounding air being impelled forceth that which is before it; and this being drawn round in the circle, and returning into the vacuated place, forcibly draws the iron in the same movement.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • This air drives that before it; and each, as it gives way, strives to succeed into the place which was vacuated by the cession of the first.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • A man thus emptied and vacuated of self-conceit, these lines of natural pride being blotted out, the soul is as a _tabula rasa_, “an unwritten table,” to receive any impression of the law of God that he pleases to put on it; and then his words are all “plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge,” Prov. viii.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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