Definition of Hebetates
1. hebetate [v] - See also: hebetate
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Literary usage of Hebetates
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1. Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1856)
"These persons are repre- • ted as castaways, as men whose employ- > eat hebetates the faculties and hardens the heart. ..."
2. Democracy, and Other Addresses by James Russell Lowell (1886)
"Desultory reading, except as conscious pastime, hebetates the brain and slackens the bow-string of Will. It communicates as little intelligence as the ..."
3. Masterpieces of American Literature: Franklin, Irving, Bryant, Webster by John Kneeland, Henry Nathan Wheeler (1891)
"Desultory reading, except as conscious pastime, hebetates the brain and slackens the bowstring of Will. It communicates as little intelligence as the ..."
4. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1826)
"... and hebetates his powers of observation, and thus hides Prato, unwilling to be seen, and blushing for the scandals of its nuns. ..."