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. Pope.


Subject; matter.


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


Import; meaning; significance.


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


Importunity; solicitation.


At our importance hither is he come. Shak.


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