American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Dote

DOTE, v.i.

1. To be delirious; to have the intellect impaired by age, so that the mind wanders or wavers; to be silly.

Time has made you dote, and vainly tell of arms imagined in your lonely cell.

2. To be excessively in love; usually with on or upon; to dote on, is to love to excess or extravagance.

What dust we dote on, when tis man we love.

Aholah dotes on her lovers, the Assyrians. Ezek 23.

3. To decay.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Dote," 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 September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYTCYMF857U2YS1.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Dote." 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 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYTCYMF857U2YS1.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Dote' 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 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYTCYMF857U2YS1.