Ob*firm", Ob*firm"ate, v. t. Etym: [L. obfirmatus, p.p. of obfirmare to make steadfast. See Ob-, and Firm, v. t.]

Definition: To make firm; to harden in resolution. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. Sheldon.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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8 February 2023


(verb) pass on or delegate to another; “The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital”

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Coffee Trivia

Some 16th-century Italian clergymen tried to ban coffee because they believed it to be “satanic.” However, Pope Clement VII loved coffee so much that he lifted the ban and had coffee baptized in 1600.

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