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IM'POTENCE,

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Im"po*tence
  1. The quality or condition of being impotent] want of strength or power, animal, intellectual, or moral; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility.

    Some were poor by impotency of nature; as young fatherless children, old decrepit persons, idiots, and cripples. Hayward.

    O, impotence of mind in body strong! Milton.

  2. Want of self-restraint or self- control.

    [R.] Milton.
  3. Want of procreative power] inability to copulate, or beget children; also, sometimes, sterility; barrenness.
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Impotence

IM'POTENCE,

IM'POTENCY, noun [Latin impotentia; in and potentia, from possum. See Power.]

1. Want of strength or power, animal or intellectual; weakness; feebleness; inability; imbecility; defect of power, natural or adventitious, to perform any thing.

Some were poor by the impotency of nature; as young fatherless children, old decrepit persons, idiots and cripples.

The impotence of exercising animal motion attends fevers.

2. Moral inability; the want of power or inclination to resist

or overcome habits and natural propensities.

3. Inability to beget.

4. Ungovernable passion; a Latin signification. [Little used.]

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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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emerald

EM'ERALD, n. [L. smaragdus.] A mineral and a precious stone, whose colors are a pure, lively green, varying to a pale,yellowish, bluish, or grass green. It is always crystallized, and almost always appears in regular, hexahedral prisms, more or less perfect, and sometimes slightly modified by truncations on the edges, or on the solid angles. It is a little harder than quartz, becomes electric by friction, is often transparent, sometimes only translucent, and before the blowpipe is fusible into a whitish enamel or glass. The finest emeralds have been found in Peru.

The subspecies of emerald are the precious emerald and the beryl.

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