Thursday, December 16, 1999
Definitions for cant
- To talk hypocritically.
- To speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; beg.
- Insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety.
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Citations for cant
I don't deny but that may sooner teach a Man to Cant and talk Gibberish, or use fair, smooth, formal Phrases, and religious Words.
A philanthropist by nature, he is not one ofÂ those dreamersÂ who hate all that will not aid their one pet scheme, andÂ cant about a general brotherhood which exempts them from particular charity.