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brightness

BRIGHTNESS, n. briteness. Splendor; luster; glitter.

1. Acuteness, applied to the faculties; sharpness of wit; as the brightness of a man's parts.



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BRIGHTNESS, n. briteness. Splendor; luster; glitter.

1. Acuteness, applied to the faculties; sharpness of wit; as the brightness of a man's parts.

BRIGHT'NESS, n. [brīteness.]

  1. Splendor; luster; glitter. – South.
  2. Acuteness, applied to the faculties; sharpness of wit; as the brightness of a man's parts. – Prior.

Bright"ness
  1. The quality or state of being bright; splendor; luster; brilliancy; clearness.

    A sudden brightness in his face appear.
    Crabbe.

  2. Acuteness (of the faculties); sharpness 9wit.

    The brightness of his parts . . . distinguished him.
    Prior.

    Syn. -- Splendor; luster; radiance; resplendence; brilliancy; effulgence; glory; clearness.

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Brightness

BRIGHTNESS, noun briteness. Splendor; luster; glitter.

1. Acuteness, applied to the faculties; sharpness of wit; as the brightness of a man's parts.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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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overrun

OVERRUN', v.t.

1. To run or spread over; to grow over; to cover all over. The sluggard's farm is overrun with weeds. Some plants unchecked will soon overrun a field. The Canada thistle is overrunning the northern parts of New England, as it has overrun Normandy.

2. To march or rove over; to harass by hostile incursions; to ravage. The south of Europe was formerly overrun by the Goths, Vandals and other barbarians.

3. To outrun; to run faster than another and leave him behind.

Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.

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4. To overspread with numbers. Were it not for the ibis, it has been supposed Egypt would be overrun with crocodiles.

5. To injure by treading down.

6. Among printers, to change the disposition of types and carry those of one line into another, either in correction, or in the contraction or extension of columns.

OVERRUN', v.i. To overflow; to run over.

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