Complexion

Com*plex"ion

(km*plk"shn), n. [F. complexion, fr. L. complexio. See Complex, a.] 1. The state of being complex; complexity. [Obs.]
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Though the terms of propositions may be complex, yet . . . it is properly called a simple syllogism, since the complexion does not belong to the syllogistic form of it.
I. Watts.
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2. A combination; a complex. [Archaic]
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This paragraph is . . . a complexion of sophisms.
Coleridge.
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3. The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature. [Obs.]
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If his complexion incline him to melancholy.
Milton.
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It is the complexion of them all to leave the dam.
Shak.
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4. The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.
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Tall was her stature, her complexion dark.
Wordsworth.
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Between the pale complexion of true love,
And the red glow of scorn and proud disdain.
Shak.
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5. The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.
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