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Meaning of SEQUACIOUS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Se*qua"cious\, a. [L. sequax, -acis, fr. suquit to
follow. See {Sue} to follow. ]
1. Inclined to follow a leader; following; attendant.

         Trees uprooted left their place, Sequacious of the
         lyre.                                 --Dryden.

2. Hence, ductile; malleable; pliant; manageable.

         In the greater bodies the forge was easy, the matter
         being ductile and sequacious.         --Ray.

3. Having or observing logical sequence; logically consistent
   and rigorous; consecutive in development or transition of
   thought.

         The scheme of pantheistic omniscience so prevalent
         among the sequacious thinkers of the day. --Sir W.
                                               Hamilton.

         Milton was not an extensive or discursive thinker,
         as Shakespeare was; for the motions of his mind were
         slow, solemn, and sequacious, like those of the
         planets.                              --De Quincey.

 

 

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