Related to Cantation: Procacity, incantation, Complimentative


n.1.A singing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He put his hand there and uttered this in- cantation impressively:
In case of electricity failure the cantation further delay.
(Here again, we can see Foxes account of Askew being shaped to meet the demands of confessional propaganda.) Both sets of stories also further emphasized Askew's remarkable constancy in the face of torture and death and, in doing so, helped to counter the accusations of inconstancy raised by her re cantation. The story of her racking also underscored the cruelty of her persecutors and the ambivalent role of Henry VIII in abetting although (in Foxe's narrative) not condoning this persecution.