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She said if he exaggerated in that way, she feared he might soon learn to lie. Ex alt', (egz ålt,) v. a. to raise high in power, wealth, character, or office.

Moses was the son of parents in a low condition, but was afterwards exalted to be the leader and commander of the Israelites.

to raise high with praise.

"Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth." Ex am' ine, (egz ăm in,) v. a. to look very carefully into or about a thing.

His pocket-book was missing, and he could not find it although he examined his pockets, the drawers in his bureau, his trunk, his closet, and every part of the room.

The merchant examined several newspapers, to see if he could find any news about his vessel.

to question a person closely in order to find out something important.

The lawyer examined the witness a long time to discover what he knew about the


Ex am' ple, (egz ăm pl,) n. something said, done, or made, which if

His expenses were twelve hundred dollars a year, and exceeded his income which was only one thousand.

I was much more interested in the pictures than I thought I should be; they quite exceeded my expectations..

Ex cěl, v. a. to be or do better than another.

Frederick excelled every scholar in the school in penmanship.

The Greeks excelled all other ancient nations in painting and sculpture.. Ex cep tion, n. something taken out from other things as differamong ent from them.

Each of the months in the year has thirty or thirty-one days, with the exception of February, which has twenty-eight, and once in four years, twenty-nine days.


His reasoning was so conclusive, that no one made any exception to it.

When one is offended at a thing, it is sometimes said that he takes exceptions at it. Ex cèss ive, a. going beyond what is right and proper.

Joab thought that the grief of David for the death of Absalom was excessive, and reproved him.

proper should be copied after, and Ex change, v. a. to give one thing for if wrong, avoided.

Our Saviour has given us the story of the good Samaritan as an example of kindness, that we may go and do likewise.

The Spartans used to make their slaves drunk, and lead them into the public halls, in order that the young men might be led to see the evils of such examples and avoid them.

something which is used to make

another thing plain to be understood; as the examples under the different rules in Arithmetic. Ex cēēd, v. a. to go beyond, to be more than.


He exchanged his farm in Connecticut for some new lands at the west.

Ex cite, v. a. to stir up, to give life and activity to.

His long ride in the morning excited a good appetite for breakfast.

His speech contained many witty remarks, which excited the laughter of some, but the anger of others.

Ex claim, v. n. to cry out loudly.

Titus, who became emperor of Rome in the year 79, was a eneficent prince ;-and recollecting, one evening, that during the day he had done no good deed, he exclaimed, "O, my friends, I have lost a day."

Ex clūde, v. a. to shut and keep out, to hinder from.

He disgraced himself so much by his bad conduct that he was excluded from all respectable company.

to leave out as an exception.

When he speaks of having thirty scholars in his school, he excludes two who come to take private lessons at noon.

Ex e cute, v. a. to do all that is intended, or ordered to be done.

He determined to be a distinguished painter, and though he had to encounter many difficulties, he kept on until he executed his


When a criminal is put to death according to the sentence of the law, we say he is executed.

Ex ert', (egz ĕrt,) v. a. to put forth or use with an effort.

He exerted all his strength to stop the horse, but was unable to do it.

Ex hale', (egz hāle,) v. a. to send or draw out, as fragrance or vapor.

The rose exhales a sweet odor.

When the sun rose, the dew was exhaled by it into vapor.

Ex haust', (egz håust,) v. a. to draw out or use till nothing is left.

There had been no rain for a long time, and all the water in the cistern was exhausted.

The strength of the sick traveller was exhausted, and he could go no farther.

Ex hib' it, (egz hìb it,) v. a. to bring out and show a thing, so that it can be clearly seen.

The missionary exhibited to the children

earnestly to do something which is right or necessary.

Paul said to Timothy; "Young men, likewise, exhort to be sober-minded."

Ex' ile, (ĕgz ile,) n. the being driven away from one's country by authority, and forbidden to return.

The Emperor of Russia often sends criminals, and persons who are suspected of crime, into exile in Siberia.

The person who is thus sent away, is called an exile.

Ex ist', (egz ist,) v. n. to be, to live. We began to exist, but we shall never cease to exist; we shall live forever.

Ex pănd, v. a. to spread out a thing, so as to make it larger, or wider. He expanded the umbrella.

The balloon was expanded and rose into the air.

v. n. to spread out and become wider or larger.

Some flowers expand beneath the light and heat of the sun, but close at night. Ex pěct, v. a. to think that a thing will happen.

They were watching the moon in good season, expecting to see the eclipse. Ex pe di ent, a. that which is best to be done, taking things as they are.

He heard that there was considerable sickness in the place where his daughter was at school, and thought it expedient to have her come home.

It is sometimes expedient for a man to give up what he has a right to, rather than have a law-suit about it which will cost him a great deal of money.

several idols which he had brought with him Ex pe di' tious, (eks pe dish us,) a.

from the heathen.

The lady in India who suddenly opened her parasol to frighten away the tiger that was approaching her, exhibited great presence of mind.

Ex hort', (egz hõrt,) v. a. to urge one

doing or done quickly.

He was very expeditious in walking, and the country being hilly he kept ahead of the stage coach during the day.

Ex pěl, v. a. to drive or force out.

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Ex pë ri ence, n. what a person has himself felt, seen, known, or made trial of, and has not learned from others.

His experience of the mild climate of Cuba, led him to advise his sick friend to spend a winter there.

He was very kind in encouraging young men, for he knew from his own experience while an apprentice how much good might be done in that way.

Ex per i ment, n. a trial, something done to find out what was uncertain or unknown.

Some boys wished to see whether the ice was strong enough to bear them, and made the experiment by throwing a large stone upon it. Ex pert, a. doing a thing easily, quickly, and skillfully, because one has often done it before.

Charles was very expert in skating, so that hardly any of the boys could overtake or catch him.

He had been a clerk several years, and was very expert in adding up a long column of figures.

Ex pire, v. a. to breathe out.

When we draw the air into our lungs, we inspire it; when we throw it out, we expire it.

v. n. to die; as, he expired without a sigh or groan.

to come to an end.

The partnership between them expired on the first of January.

Ex plain, v. a. to make a thing plain, so that it can be understood.




The master brought a beautiful globe into the school, and explained to the children the shape of the earth; how it moves round its axis from west to east; and why the days and nights are longer in some places than in others.

Ex ploit', n. some great and uncommon action, requiring much effort or courage to perform it.

When David wished for some water from the well of Bethlehem, three of his mighty men broke through the host of the Philistines, and got it at the hazard of their lives. It was a brave and dangerous exploit. He would not drink the water, however, but poured it out unto the Lord. Ex plōre, v. a. to search every part very carefully.

When the enemies of Mohammed were in pursuit of him, they came to a cave in which he was concealed. But they did not explore it; for they thought no one could have entered it, as they saw a spider's web across the mouth of the cave, and a dove just within, sitting on her nest.

Ex port, v. a. to carry goods from one state or country to another in the way of trade.

Great quantities of cotton are exported, every year, from the Southern States to Europe.

Ex poșe, v. a. to uncover; to lay open a thing to view, to danger, or to some evil.

He very foolishly cut down a beautiful grove round his house, so that it was exposed to the hot rays of the sun.

The kind missionary visited those who were sick with the plague, although he was continually exposed to take it.

Ex press, v. a. to make known the thoughts and feelings, and the dif ferent states of the mind.

He was called upon to speak unexpectedly and expressed himself in a neat and hand

some manner.

His writings express what he means to say and nothing more.

Deaf-mutes in conversation express a great deal by the mere countenance.

He showed us a fine likeness of his father, in which there was a striking expression of dignity and benevolence.

Ex press, n. a person sent in haste on some particular business.

An express from England arrived at Boston, and travelled day and night to Washing

ton with communications for the British minister.

Ex punge, v. a. to blot or cross out letters with a pen.

They expunged the writing so thoroughly that not a word could be read.

Ex tend, v. a. to stretch out.

The sailor in the boat extended his arm, and caught the boy just as he was sinking. to stretch in any direction.

They extended the road ten miles farther to the new settlement.

to enlarge.

He was once very selfish and thought of nothing but himself and his own family, but now he has become benevolent and extends his efforts to do good to all whom he can aid.

He ascended the steeple of St. Paul's church, and had an extensive view of the city of London.

Ex term i nate, v. a. to destroy utterly.

After a great deal of labor, he succeeded in exterminating the Canada thistles from his fields.

Ex ter nal, a. outward, on the outside.

The external surface of the glass of a watch is convex, and its internal surface is

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He usually took an hour to learn his lesson, but being much pressed for time, he made an extraordinary effort and got it in half an hour.

uncommon and remarkable in a high degree.

William Tell, a distinguished Swiss patriot, showed extraordinary firmness, when he stood at a distance and shot an arrow through an apple on his son's head, by order of the ty rant Gesler, who told him to do it, or he would take his life. This happened in the year 1307. Ex trăv a gant, a. going beyond what is proper and right.

He buys a great many more things than he can afford. He is extravagant in his expenses.

The speaker tossed his head about, and swung his arms violently. He was very extravagant in his gestures.

Ex treme, a. at the utmost point or edge of a thing.

We had a delightful sail, and went to the extreme northern end of the lake.

of the highest degree.

The cold was extreme, and several of the sailors were so badly frozen that it was doubtful whether they would recover the use of their limbs.

Cape St. Roque is the eastern extremity of South America, and Cape Blanco, the western.

When a person is in very deep distress, we say he is in great extremity. Ex ult', (egz ült,) v. n. to leap as it were for joy.

The people filled the air with their shouts, and exulted at the news of the victory. to rejoice over a fallen enemy.

When the Israelites had passed safely through the Red Sea, they praised God for their deliverance and exulted over the Egyp



a ble, n. a short story, to teach the Fa truth in a pleasing way. It often supposes things to happen which never did happen-not to deceive us, but to instruct and amuse. Făb u lous, a. not true, invented as a fable or story, to please and in


The stories about the heathen gods and goddesses, are all fabulous. Fa cil i ty, n. ease and readiness in doing a thing.

It requires a good deal of practice to learn to write with facility.

Fact, n. something done; something which has really happened, and not merely supposed to have happened.

It is a fact that the Spaniards fitted out a large fleet, called the Invincible Armada, to conquer England, in the year 1588, which was attacked and defeated by the English. Most of the ships were destroyed in the engagement, and a large part of the remainder, soon after, by a storm.

When Abimelech, in the Book of Judges, describes the trees as going forth, on a time, to anoint a king over them, he does not mean to state a fact, but only relates an instructive fable.

Fặc tion, n. a number of persons combined and acting together, to oppose the government of a country, or to get the government into their hands.

When Jerusalem was besieged by the Romans, the Jews were split into several different factions, which were continually attacking and killing each other.

Fac ul ty, n. an ability to do something which belongs to one naturally, and is not acquired by art.

We are able to see, that is we have the faculty of sight.

We are able to hear, that is we have the faculty of hearing.

We are able to remember, that is we have the faculty of memory. readiness and skill in doing something.

He has a remarkable faculty of keeping his school in order, with very little difficulty, or appearance of authority.

Faith, n. belief.

He doubted entirely the account in the newspaper. He said he had no faith in it. a cordial belief.

Without faith in his declarations and promises, it is impossible to please God.

the religious doctrines believed by any body of men; as the Christian faith, the Mohammedan faith.

When a man fails to fulfill his solemn promises, we say he has broken his faith.

When a man engages to do a thing, really intending to do it, we say he engages to do it in good faith.

Faith ful, a. true to one's word.

He said that he would not tell it to any

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