American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Emergence

EMERG’ENCE

EMERG’ENCY, n. The act of rising out of a fluid or other covering or surrounding matter.

1. The act of rising or starting into view; the act of issuing from or quitting.

The white color of all refracted light, at its first emergence--is compounded of various colors.

2. That which comes suddenly; a sudden occasion; an unexpected event.

Most of our rarities have been found out by casual emergency.

In case of emergency, [or in an emergency] he would employ the whole wealth of his empire.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Emergence," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CR4ZHV78UVA7IXZ.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Emergence." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CR4ZHV78UVA7IXZ.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Emergence' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CR4ZHV78UVA7IXZ.