Inwit
Inwit In"wit, n. Inward sense; mind; understanding; conscience. [Obs.] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

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  • inwit — (n.) Middle English word meaning conscience (early 13c.), reason, intellect (c.1300), from IN (Cf. in) (adv.) + WIT (Cf. wit) (n.). Not related to O.E. inwit, which meant deceit. Joyce s use in Ulysses (1922), which echoes the 14c. work Ayenbite… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inwit — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English, from in, preposition & adverb + wit, n. : inward knowledge : conscience, understanding acting from inwit Ezra Pound spills his yarns with humor and delight or with an inwit of sadness I.L.Salomon …   Useful english dictionary

  • inwit — noun /ˈɪnwɪt/ conscience, internal sense of morality , 1922: Speaking to me. They wash and tub and scrub. Agenbite of inwit. Conscience. James Joyce, Ulysses …   Wiktionary

  • inwit — m IV, D. u, Ms. inwiticie; lm M. y karc. «w brydżu: odzywka w kolor partnera (lub podniesienie w bez atu) o szczebel niżej końcówki, będąca zachętą do licytowania gry premiowanej» Inwit do szlemika. ‹z łac.› …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • inwit — sb. == mind, conscience. 561 β. AS. inwit …   Oldest English Words

  • inwit — 1. n ( es/ u, wiotu) evil, deceit, fraud, guile, wickedness; 2. adj wicked, deceitful, guileful, evil, malicious …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • inwitþanc — inwitþanc2 m ( es/ as) an evil, malicious thought or purpose, hostile intent …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • agenbite of inwit — [ə gen′bīt΄ uv in′wit΄] n. 〚ME ayenbite of inwyt, transl. of L remorsus, REMORSE + ME inwyt, inwit, conscience, intellect: phrase revived by James Joyce (1922) in Ulysses〛 remorse of conscience * * * …   Universalium

  • agenbite of inwit — [ə gen′bīt΄ uv in′wit΄] n. [ME ayenbite of inwyt, transl. of L remorsus, REMORSE + ME inwyt, inwit, conscience, intellect: phrase revived by James Joyce (1922) in Ulysses] remorse of conscience …   English World dictionary

  • Force — For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). See also: Forcing (disambiguation) Forces are also described as a push or pull on an object. They can be due to phenomena such as gravity, magnetism, or anything that might cause a mass to accelerate …   Wikipedia

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