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FAN'CYFREE, a. Free from the power of love.




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FAN'CYFREE, a. Free from the power of love.


FAN'CY-FREE, a.

Free from the power of love. Shak.


Fan"cy-free`
  1. Free from the power of love.

    "In maiden meditation, fancy-free." Shak.
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FAN'CYFREE, adjective Free from the power of love.

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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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intrigue

INTRIGUE, n. intree'g. [Low L. intrico, intricor,to enwrap; tricor, to trifle, to show tricks; Gr. hair or a lock of hair, as we should say, a plexus.]

1. A plot or scheme of a complicated nature, intended to effect some purpose by secret artifices. An intrigue may be formed and prosecuted by an individual,and we often hear of the intrigues of a minister or a courtier, but often several projectors are concerned in an intrigue. The word is usually applied to affairs of love or of government.

2. The plot of a play or romance; a complicated scheme of designs, actions and events, intended to awaken interest in an audience or reader, and make them wait with eager curiosity for the solution or development.

3. Intricacy; complication. [Not in use.]

INTRIGUE, v.i. intree'g. To form a plot or scheme,usually complicated, and intended to effect some purpose by secret artifices. The courtier intrigues with the minister, and the lover with his mistress.

INTRIGUE, v.t. intree'g.

To perplex or render intricate. [Not used.]

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