Lik"ing (?), p. a.

Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort ? Dan. i. 10.

 

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Lik"ing, n.

1.

The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.

[Obs. or Prov. End.]

2.

The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.

If the human intellect hath once taken a liking to any doctrine, . . . it draws everything else into harmony with that doctrine, and to its support. Bacon.

3.

Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.

[Archaic]

I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking. Shak.

Their young ones are in good liking. Job. xxxix. 4.

On liking, on condition of being pleasing to or suiting; also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance ? Hazlitt.

 

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