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GIV'ING, ppr. Bestowing; conferring; imparting; granting; delivering.

GIV'ING,n. The act of conferring.

1. An alleging of what is not real.



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GIV'ING, ppr. Bestowing; conferring; imparting; granting; delivering.

GIV'ING,n. The act of conferring.

1. An alleging of what is not real.

GIV'ING, n.

  1. The act of conferring. Pope.
  2. An alledging of what is not real. Shak.

GIV'ING, ppr.

Bestowing; conferring; imparting; granting; delivering.


Giv"ing
  1. The act of bestowing as a gift; a conferring or imparting.
  2. A gift; a benefaction.

    [R.] Pope.
  3. The act of softening, breaking, or yielding.

    "Upon the first giving of the weather." Addison.

    Giving in, a falling inwards; a collapse. -- Giving out, anything uttered or asserted; an outgiving.

    His givings out were of an infinite distance
    From his true meant design.
    Shak.

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Giving

GIV'ING, participle present tense Bestowing; conferring; imparting; granting; delivering.

GIV'ING,noun The act of conferring.

1. An alleging of what is not real.

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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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EXCI'TABLE, a. Having the quality of being susceptible of excitement; capable of increased action by the force of stimulants.

1. Capable of being excited, or roused into action.

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