Im*por"tance (?), n. [F. importance. See Important.]
The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
Thy own importance know,
Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.
Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.
Import; meaning; significance.
The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow.
At our importance hither is he come.
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