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1. To forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of. I had learned nothing right; I had to unlearn everything. Milner. 2. To fail to learn. Dr. H. More.

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    Straight; direct.
    1. Nihility; nonexistence. 2. The state of being of no value; a thing of no value.
    The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification. There are two kinds of Christian righteousness: the one without us, which we have by imputation; the other in us, which consisteth of faith,
    By forgetting.
    linon, for lirnon, OHG. lirnen, lernen, G. lernen, fr. the root of AS. l to teach, OS. lerian, OHG.leran, G. lehren, Goth. laisjan, also Goth lais I know, leis acquainted ; all prob. from a root meaning, to go, go over, and hence, to learn; cf.
    1. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory. 2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. Heb. xiii. 2.
    Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions. Contrary motion , the progression of parts in opposite directions, one ascending, the other descending. Syn. -- Adverse; repugnant; hostile; inimical;
    Containing a right angle or right angles; as, a right-angled triangle.
    Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous retribution. Fearless in his righteous cause. Milton.
    1. The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind. 2. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion. A sweet forgetfulness of human care. Pope. 3. Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention;
    To do justice to. Relieve the opressed. Isa. i. 17.
    Formed by right lines; rectilineal; as, a right-lined angle.
    Having a right or honest mind. -- Right"-mind`ed*ness, n.
    Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; -- said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria. Right-handed screw, a screw, the threads of which, like those of a common wood screw, wind spirally in such a direction that screw advances
    Having a right heart or disposition. -- Right"-heart`ed*ness, n.
    In a righteous manner; as, to judge righteously.
    Straightness; as, the rightness of a line. Bacon. 2. The quality or state of being right; right relation. The craving for rightness with God. J. C. Shairp.
    1. To forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of. I had learned nothing right; I had to unlearn everything. Milner. 2. To fail to learn. Dr. H. More.
    Destitute of right. Sylvester.
    1. Not learned; untaught; uneducated; ignorant; illiterate. 2. Not gained by study; not known. 3. Not exhibiting learning; as, unlearned verses. -- Un*learn"ed*ly, adv. -- Un*learn"ed*ness, n.
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    A foraminifer having but one chamber.
    Formed from one pistil; -- said of fruits. R. Brown.
    Of another sort. It used to go in another-guess manner. Arbuthnot.
    An artificer who makes carts; a cart maker.
    Imperfectly learned.
    1. Full of fright; affrighted; frightened. See how the frightful herds run from the wood. W. Browne. 2. Full of that which causes fright; exciting alarm; impressing terror; shocking; as, a frightful chasm, or tempest; a frightful appearance. Syn.
    Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance. "Sprightly wit and love inspires." Dryden. The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green. Pope.
    An officer who presided over the great public games in Greece.
    imp. & p. p. of Shriek. She cried alway and shright. Chaucer.
    A member of a secret political organization in the United States, the chief objects of which were the proscription of foreigners by the repeal of the naturalization laws, and the exclusive choice of native Americans for office. Note: The
    the quality or state of being upright.
    Excessively righteous; -- usually implying hypocrisy.
    One who frightens.
    To brighten.
    A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable fora pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.


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