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EMBA'SE, v.t. [en and base.] To lower in value; to vitiate; to deprave; to impair.

The virtue--of a tree embased by the ground.

I have no ignoble end--that may embase my poor judgment.

1. To degrade; to vilify.

[This word is seldom used.]



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EMBA'SE, v.t. [en and base.] To lower in value; to vitiate; to deprave; to impair.

The virtue--of a tree embased by the ground.

I have no ignoble end--that may embase my poor judgment.

1. To degrade; to vilify.

[This word is seldom used.]

EM-BASE', v.t. [en and base.]

  1. To lower in value; to vitigate; to deprave; to impair. The virtue – of a tree embased by the ground. Bacon. I have no ignoble end – that may embase my poor judgement. Wotton.
  2. To degrade; to vilify. Spenser. [This word is seldom used.]

Em*base"
  1. To bring down or lower, as in position, value, etc.; to debase; to degrade; to deteriorate.

    [Obs.]

    Embased the valleys, and embossed the hills. Sylvester.

    Alloy in coin of gold . . . may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it. Bacon.

    Such pitiful embellishments of speech as serve for nothing but to embase divinity. South.

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Embase

EMBA'SE, verb transitive [en and base.] To lower in value; to vitiate; to deprave; to impair.

The virtue--of a tree embased by the ground.

I have no ignoble end--that may embase my poor judgment.

1. To degrade; to vilify.

[This word is seldom used.]

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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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pupil

PU'PIL, n. [L. pupilla, dim. of pupa,pupus. See Pup.]

The apple of the eye; a little aperture in the middle of the iris and uvea of the eye, through which the rays of light pass to the crystalline humor, to be painted on the retina.

PU'PIL, n. [L. pupillus, dim. of pupa, pupus. See Pup.]

1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.

2. A ward; a youth or person under the care of a guardian.

3. In the civil law, a boy or girl under the age of puberty, that is, under 14 if a male, and under 12 if a female.

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