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OVERBAL'ANCE, v.t. To weigh down; to exceed in weight, value or importance. The evils which spring from vice overbalance all its pleasures.

OVERBAL'ANCE, n. Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as an overbalance of exports; an overbalance of probabilities.




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OVERBAL'ANCE, v.t. To weigh down; to exceed in weight, value or importance. The evils which spring from vice overbalance all its pleasures.

OVERBAL'ANCE, n. Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as an overbalance of exports; an overbalance of probabilities.


O-VER-BAL'ANCE, n.

Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as, an overbalance of exports; an overbalance of probabilities. – Temple. Locke.


O-VER-BAL'ANCE, v.t.

To weigh down; to exceed in weight, value or importance. The evils which spring from vice overbalance all its pleasures.


O`ver*bal"ance
  1. To exceed equality with; to outweigh.

    Locke.
  2. Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as, an overbalance of exports.

    J. Edwards.
  3. To cause to lose balance or equilibrium.
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Overbalance

OVERBAL'ANCE, verb transitive To weigh down; to exceed in weight, value or importance. The evils which spring from vice overbalance all its pleasures.

OVERBAL'ANCE, noun Excess of weight or value; something more than an equivalent; as an overbalance of exports; an overbalance of probabilities.

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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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RU'MOR, n. [L.]

1. Flying or popular report; a current story passing from one person to another without any known authority for the truth of it.

Rumor next and chance and tumult and confusion all embroil'd.

When ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled. Mark 13.

2. Report of a fact; a story well authorized.

This rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea. Luke 7.

3. Fame; reported celebrity.

Great is the rumor of this dreadful knight.

RU'MOR, v.t. To report; to tell or circulate a report.

'Twas rumor'd my father 'scap'd from out the citadel.

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