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indifferently

INDIF'FERENTLY, adv. Without distinction or preference; as, to offer pardon indifferently to all.

1. Equally; impartially; without favor, prejudice or bias.

--They may truly and indifferently minister justice.

2. In a neutral state; without concern; without wish or aversion.

Set honor in one eye and death i'th' other,

And I will look on death indifferently.

3. Not well; tolerably; passably; as indifferently well; to be indifferently entertained.



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INDIF'FERENTLY, adv. Without distinction or preference; as, to offer pardon indifferently to all.

1. Equally; impartially; without favor, prejudice or bias.

--They may truly and indifferently minister justice.

2. In a neutral state; without concern; without wish or aversion.

Set honor in one eye and death i'th' other,

And I will look on death indifferently.

3. Not well; tolerably; passably; as indifferently well; to be indifferently entertained.

IN-DIF'FER-ENT-LY, adv.

  1. Without distinction or preference; as, to offer pardon indifferently to all. Addison.
  2. Equally; impartially; without favor, prejudice or bias. They may truly and indifferently minister justice. Common Prayer.
  3. In a neutral state; without concern; without wish or aversion. Set honor in one eye and death i' th' other, / And I will look on death indifferently. Shak.
  4. Not well; tolerably; passably; as, indifferently well; to be indifferently entertained.

In*dif"fer*ent*ly
  1. In an indifferent manner; without distinction or preference; impartially; without concern, wish, affection, or aversion; tolerably; passably.

    That they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. Book of Com. Prayer [Eng. Ed. ]

    Set honor in one eye and death i' the other,
    And I will look on both indifferently.
    Shak.

    I hope it may indifferently entertain your lordship at an unbending hour. Rowe.

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Indifferently

INDIF'FERENTLY, adverb Without distinction or preference; as, to offer pardon indifferently to all.

1. Equally; impartially; without favor, prejudice or bias.

--They may truly and indifferently minister justice.

2. In a neutral state; without concern; without wish or aversion.

Set honor in one eye and death i'th' other,

And I will look on death indifferently

3. Not well; tolerably; passably; as indifferently well; to be indifferently entertained.

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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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