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faintheartedness

FAINTHEARTEDNESS, n. Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.




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FAINTHEARTEDNESS, n. Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.


FAINT-HEART'ED-NESS, n.

Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.

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FAINTHEARTEDNESS, noun Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.

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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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bosom

BO'SOM, n. s as z.

1. The breast of a human being and the parts adjacent.

2. The folds or covering of clothes about the breast.

Put thy hand in thy bosom. Ex.4.

3. Embrace, as with the arms; inclosure; compass; often implying friendship or affection; as, to live in the bosom of a church.

4. The breast, as inclosing the heart; or the interior of the breast, considered as the seat of the passions.

Anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Eccles. 7.

Their soul was poured into their mother's bosom. Lam.2.

5. The breast, or its interior, considered as a close place, the receptacle of secrets.

If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding my iniquity in my bosom. Job.31.

6. Any inclosed place; the interior; as the bosom of the earth or of the deep.

7. The tender affections; kindness; favor; as the son of his bosom; the wife of thy bosom.

He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. Is.40.

8. The arms, or embrace of the arms. Ps. 129.

9. Inclination; desire. [Not used.]

Bosom, in composition, implies intimacy, affection and confidence; as a bosom-friend, an intimate or confidential friend; bosom-lover, bosom-interest, bosom-secret, &c. In such phrases, bosom may be considered as an attribute equivalent to intimate, confidential, dear.

BO'SOM, v.t. To inclose in the bosom; to keep with care.

Bosom up my counsel.

1. To conceal; to hide from view.

To happy convents bosom'd deep in vines.

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