Im*por"tance (?), n. [F. importance. See Important.]

1.

The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.

Thy own importance know, Nor bound thy narrow views to things below. Pope.

2.

Subject; matter.

[Obs.]

Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature. Shak.

3.

Import; meaning; significance.

[Obs.]

The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow. Shak.

4.

Importunity; solicitation.

[Obs.]

At our importance hither is he come. Shak.

 

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