philosophise

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philosophise (third-person singular simple present philosophises, present participle philosophising, simple past and past participle philosophised)

  1. Alternative spelling of philosophize. (UK/Australia/New Zealand)
    • 1848, Thackeray, William Makepeace, Vanity Fair, Bantam Classics (1997), 16:
      "Not that the parting speech caused Amelia to philosophise, or that it armed her in any way with a calmness, the result of argument; but it was intolerably dull, pompous, and tedious; and having hte fear of her schoolmistress greatly before her eyes, Miss Sedley did not venture, in her presence, to give way to any ebullitions of private grief."

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