Addison



Joseph, 1672–1719, English essayist and poet.
Thomas, 1793–1860, English physician.
a town in NE Illinois.
Contemporary Examples

Clover, Mia, Addison, and Jane have developed that typical lasting friendship that comes from rooming together freshman year.
Deborah Copaken Kogan’s Novel ‘The Red Book’ Examines the Cult of Achievement Katharine Herrup April 3, 2012

“Dr. Addison has shown strength and resiliency during an extremely difficult time,” an embassy spokesperson tells me.
Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth Christopher Dickey October 29, 2014

Addison was allowed out of jail, finally, but her passport was held pending an investigation—even though nobody questioned her.
Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth Christopher Dickey October 29, 2014

Addison spent four nights in jail, she told me on FaceTime during a period when she was out on her own recognizance.
Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth Christopher Dickey October 29, 2014

This will give you a taste of the frustrations Addison is facing.
Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth Christopher Dickey October 29, 2014

Historical Examples

See Addison’s account of some of the quack medicines of the day in Tatler, No. 224.
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers Various

Miss Woodville sat beside the bed, reading aloud from Addison.
The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler

After dinner Addison said that he lay under a difficulty which he wished to explain.
Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) Thomas Babington Macaulay

He was neither of those about Addison, nor of those about Johnson.
Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 Henry Fielding

Addison glanced around in the stormy gloom and shook his head.
When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens

noun
Joseph. 1672–1719, English essayist and poet who, with Richard Steele, founded The Spectator (1711–14) and contributed most of its essays, including the de Coverley Papers

Addison Ad·di·son (ād’ĭ-sən), Thomas. 1793-1860.

English physician who first described (1849) Addison’s disease and Addison’s anemia.

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  • Addison’s anemia

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  • Addisonian

    of, relating to, or characteristic of Joseph or his works. fluent and clear in literary style. of or relating to . one who studies the works of Joseph . Historical Examples He complains gently in his Addisonian way of the inconvenience to which he was put for want of funds. James Madison Sydney Howard Gay […]

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