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Barbarous

A Word of a great sound, and little meaning; used to express the discontent of a lover. How barbarous you are! signifies, “You surprize me; I did not expect such a long resistance: my pride begins to murmur at it.”


Cruel

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Some of these cruel women resemble the nymphs in Ausonius, who set out with threatening Cupid to put him to death with the severest tortures, and soften their cruelty so far as only to whip him with roses.


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A Dictionary of Love (1795)