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[.] CONTINUANCE, n. [See Continue.] [.] 1. A holding on or remaining in a particular state, or in a course or series. Applied to time, duration; a state of lasting; as the continuance of rain or fair weather for a day or week. Sensual pleasure is of short continuance. [.] 2. ...


[.] DISCONTINUANCE, n. [See Discontinue.] [.] 1. Want of continuance; cessation; intermission; interruption of continuance; as a discontinuance of conversation or intercourse. [.] 2. Want of continued connection or cohesion of parts; want of union; disruption. [.] 3. ...

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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MUCH, a.

1. Great in quantity or amount.

Thou shalt carry much seed into the field, and gather but little in. Deut.28.

Manasseh wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord to provoke him to anger. 2 Kings 21.

Return with much riches to your tents. Jost. 22.

2. Long in duration. How much time is spent in trifling amusements!

3. Many in number.

Edom came out against him with much people. Num.20.

[This application of much is no longer used.]

MUCH, adv. In a great degree; by far; qualifying adjectives of the comparative degree; as much more, much stronger, much heavier, much more splendid, much higher. So we say, much less, much smaller, much less distinguished, much weaker, much finer.

1. To a great degree or extent; qualifying verbs and participles.

Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David. 1 Sam.19.

It is a night to be much observed. Ex.12.

The soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. Num.21.

A much afflicted, much enduring man.

2. Often or long.

Think much, speak little.

3. Nearly.

All left the world much as they found it.

MUCH, n. A great quantity; a great deal.

He that gathered much had nothing over. Ex.16.

To whom much is given, of him much shall be required. Luke 12.

They have much of the poetry of Maecenas, but little of his liberality.

1. More than enough; a heavy service or burden.

He thought not much to clothe his enemies.

Who thought it much a man should die of love.

2. An uncommon thing; something strange.

It was much that one who was so great a lover of peace should be happy in war.

As much, an equal quantity; used as an adjective or noun. Return as much bread as you borrowed. If you borrow money, return as much as you receive. So we say, twice as much, five times as much, that is, twice or five times the quantity.

1. A certain or suitable quantity.

Then take as much as thy soul desireth. 1 Sam.2.

2. To an equal degree; adverbially. One man loves power as much as another loves gold.

So much, an equal quantity or a certain quantity, as a noun; to an equal degree, or to a certain degree, as an adverb.

Of sweet cinnamon half so much. Ex.30.

In all Israel, there was none to be so much praised as Absalom. 2 Sam.14.

Too much, an excessive quantity, as a noun; to an excessive degree, as an adverb.

To make much of, to value highly; to prize or to treat with great kindness and attention.

1. To fondle.

Much at one, nearly of equal value, effect or influence.

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