Meaning of "emply"

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Meaning of "emply"

Post by Manateena » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:25 am

Colleagues,

I finished teaching a summer session in 18th century French literature and my students came across the following word: "emply". The OED defines this word as an obscure variation of the verb "imply". But in the context of the below passage (see link below), the OED meaning does not make appear to apply. Is anyone aware of an alternate or archaic definition for "emply"???

Obviously, I am somewhat embarrassed that I don't know what answer to give to my summer students, who are generally 17 to 18 years old and making the transition from high school student to coed at the women's college where I teach.

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Thank you.
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Re: Meaning of "emply"

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:45 am

8===D ----->

(L --> T)

There. Fixed it for ya.

(P.S. -- It wasn't French.)
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Re: Meaning of "emply"

Post by Manateena » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:33 am

Ah, so it's a rare misprint! Thank you for setting me straight and for sharing.

P.S. 8======================D ------------>
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