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heaviness

HEAV'INESS, n. hev'iness. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as the heaviness of a body.

1. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits.

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Prov.12.

Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness, through manifold temptations. 1 Pet.1.

2. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude.

What means this heaviness that hangs upon me?

3. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.

4. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as the heaviness of a draught.

5. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as the heaviness of ground or soil.

6. Thickness; moistness; as of air.



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HEAV'INESS, n. hev'iness. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as the heaviness of a body.

1. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits.

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Prov.12.

Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness, through manifold temptations. 1 Pet.1.

2. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude.

What means this heaviness that hangs upon me?

3. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.

4. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as the heaviness of a draught.

5. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as the heaviness of ground or soil.

6. Thickness; moistness; as of air.

HEAV'I-NESS, n. [hev'iness.]

  1. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as, the heaviness of a body.
  2. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits. Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Prov. xii. Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness, through manifold temptations. 1 Pet. i.
  3. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude. What means this heaviness that hangs upon me? Addison.
  4. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.
  5. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as, the heaviness of a draught.
  6. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as, the heaviness of ground or soil.
  7. Thickness; moistness; as of air.

Heav"i*ness
  1. The state or quality of being heavy in its various senses; weight; sadness; sluggishness; oppression; thickness.
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Heaviness

HEAV'INESS, noun hev'iness. Weight; ponderousness; gravity; the quality of being heavy; as the heaviness of a body.

1. Sadness; sorrow; dejection of mind; depression of spirits.

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. Proverbs 12:25.

Ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 1 Peter 1:6.

2. Sluggishness; torpidness; dullness of spirit; languidness; languor; lassitude.

What means this heaviness that hangs upon me?

3. Weight; burden; oppression; as, the heaviness of taxes.

4. That which it requires great strength to move or overcome; that which creates labor and difficulty; as the heaviness of a draught.

5. Thickness; moistness; deepness; as the heaviness of ground or soil.

6. Thickness; moistness; as of air.

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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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audience

AUD'IENCE, n.

1. The act of hearing, or attending to sounds.

His bold discourse had audience.

2. Admittance to a hearing; public reception to an interview; a ceremony observed in courts, or by official characters, when ambassadors or applicants to men in office are permitted to appear and state their business in person.

3. An auditory; an assembly of hearers.

4. In the Spanish dominions, a court; as the audience of Seville, which is a court of oyer and terminer; and the audience pretorial, in the Indies, which is a high court of judicature. The word in Spain also signifies certain law-officers, appointed to institute a judicial inquiry.

5. In England, a court held by the arch-bishop of Canterbury, on the subject of consecrations, elections, institutions, marriages, &c.

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