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1689/1690, (w), ''On improvement of understanding''
- He that ... first discovered the use of the compass ... did more for the propagation of knowledge ... than those who built workhouses.
1890, Wilhelm Westhofen, ''The Forth Bridge''
- a glance at his compass would have shown him that a northerly course instead of an easterly could not be right
A of compasses (a device used to draw an arc or circle).
1701, (w), ''A Discourse of the Contests and Dissensions between the Nobles and the Commons in Athens and Rome'', Chapter 5
- to fix one foot of their compass wherever they please
The range of notes of a musical instrument or voice.
1763, M. Le Page Du Pratz, ''History of Louisiana'' (PG), page 47:
- In going up the Missisippi ''sic'', we meet with nothing remarkable before we come to the Detour aux Anglois, the English Reach: in that part the river takes a large compass.
1711, (w), ''The Spectator''
- Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
(RQ:Lawrence Sons and Lovers)
(RQ:Smith Generall Historie)
Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; used with ''within''.
c. 1610, (w), ''Historical Tracts''
- In two hundred years before (I speak within compass), no such commission had been executed.
1748, David Hume, ''Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral'', Oxford University Press (1973), section 8:
- There is a truth and falsehood in all propositions on this subject, and a truth and falsehood, which lie not beyond the compass of human understanding.
1844, (w), ''Marginalia''
- How very commonly we hear it remarked that such and such thoughts are beyond the compass of words! I do not believe that any thought, properly so called, is out of the reach of language.
A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
*(RQ:Shakespeare Julius Caesar)
(RQ:King James Version)
To go about or round entirely; to traverse.
1763, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, ''Emilius; or, an essay on education'', translated by M. Nugent, page 117:
- ... they never find ways sufficient to compass that end.
1816, ''Catholicon: or, the Christian Philosopher'', volume 3, from July to December 1816, page 56:
- ... to settle the end of our action or disputation; and then to take fit and effectual means to compass that end.
1921 November 23, ''The New Republic'', volume 28, number 364, page 2:
- The immediate problem is how to compass that end: by the seizure of territory or by the cultivation of the goodwill of the people whose business she seeks.
1600, ''The Arraignment and Judgement of Captain Thomas Lee'', published in 1809, by R. Bagshaw, in ''Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials'', volume 1, page 1403–04:
- That he plotted and compassed to raise Sedition and Rebellion ...
1794 November 1, ''Speech of Mr. Erskine in Behalf of Hardy'', published in 1884, by Chauncey Allen Goodrich, in ''Select British Eloquence'', page 719:
- But it went beyond it by the loose construction of compassing to depose the King, ...
1915, ''The Wireless Age'', volume 2, page 580:
- The Bavarian felt a mad wave of desire for her sweep over him. What scheme wouldn't he compass to mould that girl to his wishes.
In a circuit; round about.
1658, (w), ''Urne-Burial'',http://www.amazon.com/Urne-Burial-Penguin-Great-Thomas-Browne/dp/0141023910 Penguin (2005), (ISBN), page 9:
- Near the same plot of ground, for about six yards compasse were digged up coals and incinerated substances, (..)