Canting

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Canting The use of cant; hypocrisy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ribbon worms eat themselves if they cant find food
    • canting Affectedly or hypocritically pious; whining: as, a canting hypocrite; a canting tone of voice.
    • canting In heraldry, allusive; descriptive of the bearer's name, estate, or the like. See allusive arms, under arm.
    • canting Of the nature of professional cant or jargon: used by or peculiar to a particular class, profession, or subject: as, canting terms; canting language.
    • n canting The act of speaking in a whining tone; an apparently insincere use of religious or pious phraseology.
    • n canting The use of the terms or phraseology of a particular class, as of beggars, thieves, gipsies, tramps, etc., or of a particular profession or subject.
    • n canting Sale by auction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dogs can hear sounds that you cant
    • adj Canting whining, pretending to piety:
    • ns Canting tilting
    • adj Canting (her.) allusive (see Allusive)
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Quotations

  • Dr. Who
    Dr. Who
    “There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence%20Sterne
    “Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it -- ink it!”
  • Robert Burns
    Robert%20Burns
    “Their sighing , canting , grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.”
  • John Adams
    John%20Adams
    “I read my eyes out and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cantāre, freq. of canĕre, to sing.

Usage

In literature:

I am young and Cant Speek.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Progressivism seems the cant of the indifferent.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
He hated philanthropic cants.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Don't let us cant about him now.
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
And as to your cant of living single, nobody will believe you.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The old man with the beard and the canting hat looked into my eyes keenly, but he did not speak.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
The cant of democracy upon the lips of men who are living down its principles is, to an earnest mind, well nigh insufferable.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
His tongue is very voluble, which, with canting, proves him a linguist.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
In the cant of modern metaphysics, the moment was psychological.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
It is like your canting tongue to deny it.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
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In poetry:

"I 'm sick at heart of craft and cant,
Sick of the crazed enthusiast's rant,
Profession's smooth hypocrisies,
And creeds of iron, and lives of ease.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The preacher droned and canted well;
The men dozed off, the women stared;
Hurtled the dread words heaven and hell,
But no one heard and no one cared.
"A Winter Walk" by John Albee
Bold scorner of the cant that has its birth
In feeble or in failing powers;
A lover of all frank and genial mirth
That wreathes the sword with flowers;
"Ripley" by Henry Timrod
Her steps aren’t heard or ever hurried:
They’re quiet, oddly smooth and fine,
She can’t be called a beauty, starry,
But keeps all happiness of mine.
"She" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
And so ends the life of a Gambler
In this world he had a good innings
And his one consolation while playing his harp
Is they can’t put a tax on his winnings.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
"Let no cant be within thy soul, but stand
Upon thy manhood, thy most sure defence,
Working at all true work with willing hand,
And growing up to God-like reverence."
"Carlyle" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

6 Cant-Miss Book Fair Events.
Best excuse as to why you cant go to work Yoopers will love this.
The special concert featured the Concert Band, Jazz Band Take 2, Mixed Choir, Bella Cante, and Concert Choir.
It's all about the cante.
I cant believe this im so worried about katt williams omg.
We cant really afford outfitters but we are looking for places to hunt.
Light fixtures canted at vertigo-inducing angles.
One reason graduation rates are so loe is because the cant how many enter 9 th grade and then who is graduating 4 years later.
CANT can make you forget that other band he's in.
The old saying, "If you cant beat 'em, join 'em," has definitely manifest in the weeks following the re-election of President Barack Obama.
Its April 15 and you cant pay your tax bill .
Yes they just cant agree on what they think, WE want them to cut.
If you have to ask, you cant afford it.
I myself say there is a lot of money in the world so dig a new hole people COMMON SENSE Cant buy back all the living creature being destroyed by this oil Spill.
Columbus boy told he cant try out for basketball team because of breast cancer pink mohawk.
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In science:

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First-Principles Approach to Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Model Catalyst Studies
However, the gas develops significantly larger density contrasts in our pseudo–isothermal runs, and we argue that this can result in a significant brightening of the system.
Hydrodynamical Response of a Circumbinary Gas Disk to Black Hole Recoil and Mass Loss
Soft physics contributions, related to large transverse dipoles, are predicted to play a signi ficant role in transverse cross sections, whereas hard features should be signi ficant in longitudinal amplitudes.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
If properly chosen, the number of measurements can be significantly smaller than the ambient dimension of the signal and yet preserve the significant signal information.
A simple proof that random matrices are democratic
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