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Se*lect" (?), a. [L. selectus, p. p. of seligere to select; pref. se- aside + levere to gather. See Legend.] Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
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A few select spirits had separated from the crowd, and formed a fit audience round a far greater teacher. Macaulay.
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Se*lect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Selected; p. pr. & vb. n. Selecting.] To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal.One peculiar nation to select.” Milton.
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The pious chief . . .
A hundred youths from all his train selects.
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