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GA'ZEFUL, a. Looking with a gaze; looking intently.




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GA'ZEFUL, a. Looking with a gaze; looking intently.


GAZE'FUL, a.

  1. Looking with a gaze; looking intently. Spenser.
  2. Given to gazing. [1841 Addenda only.]

Gaze"ful
  1. Gazing.

    [R.] Spenser.
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GA'ZEFUL, adjective Looking with a gaze; looking intently.

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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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door

DOOR, n. [G., Gr.]

1. An opening or passage into a house, or other building, or into any room, apartment or closet, by which persons enter. Such a passage is seldom or never called a gate.

2. The frame of boards, or any piece of board or plank that shuts the opening of a house or closes the entrance into an apartment or any inclosure, and usually turning on hinges.

3. In familiar language, a house; often in the plural, doors. My house is the first door from the corner. We have also the phrases, within doors, in the house; without doors, out of the house, abroad.

4. Entrance; as the door of life.

5. Avenue; passage; means of approach or access. An unforgiving temper shuts the door against reconciliation, or the door of reconciliation.

I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved. John 10.

A door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Corinthians 2.

To lie at the door, in a figurative sense, is to be imputable or chargeable to one. If the thing is wrong, the fault lies at my door.

Next door to, near to; bordering on.

A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.

Out of door or doors, quite gone; no more to be found. [Not now used.]

In doors, within the house; at home.

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