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SlenderSlender Slen"der, a. [Compar. Slenderer; superl.
Slenderest.] [OE. slendre, sclendre, fr. OD. slinder thin,
slender, perhaps through a French form; cf. OD. slinderen,
slidderen, to creep; perh. akin to E. slide.]
1. Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height;
not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
``A slender, choleric man.' --Chaucer.
She, as a veil down to the slender waist, Her
unadorned golden tresses wore. --Milton.
2. Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a
Mighty hearts are held in slender chains. --Pope.
They have inferred much from slender premises. --J.
The slender utterance of the consonants. --J. Byrne.
3. Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of
A slender degree of patience will enable him to
enjoy both the humor and the pathos. --Sir W.
4. Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of
support; a slender pittance.
Frequent begging makes slender alms. --Fuller.
5. Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
The good Ostorius often deigned To grace my slender
table with his presence. --Philips.
6. (Phon.) Uttered with a thin tone; -- the opposite of
broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i. --
Slen"der*ly, adv. -- Slen"der*ness, n.
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