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Artificial, 1) produced by art, not natural: “makes himself an a. night,” Rom. I, 1, 146. “his a. stone,” Tim. II, 2, 117 (the philosopher's stone). “raise such a. sprites,” Mcb. III, 5, 27. In a bad sense == feigned: “a. tears,” H6C III, 2, 184.
2) artful; a) of persons: “like two a. gods,” Mids. III, 2, 203.*b) of things: “thy prosperous and a. feat,” Per. V, 1, 72.
3) “a. strife,” Tim. I, 1, 37 == the strife, the emulation of art, to vie with nature.
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