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PIL'LOWED, pp. or a. Supported by a pillow.

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PIL'LOWED, pp. or a. Supported by a pillow.


or a. Supported by a pillow.

  1. Provided with a pillow or pillows; having the head resting on, or as on, a pillow.

    Pillowedon buckler cold and hard. Sir W. Scott.

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PIL'LOWED, participle passive or adjective Supported by a pillow.

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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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THRUST, v.t. pret. and pp. thrust. [L. trudo, trusum, trusito.]

1. To push or drive with force; as, to thrust any thing with the hand or foot, or with an instrument.

Neither shall one thrust another. Joel 2. John 20.

2. To drive; to force; to impel.

To thrust away or from, to push away; to reject. Acts 7.

To thrust in, to push or drive in.

Thrust in thy sickle and reap. Rev. 14.

To thrust on, to impel; to urge.

To thrust off, to push away.

To thrust through, to pierce; to stab. Num. 25. 2 Sam. 18.

To thrust out, to drive out or away; to expel. Ex.12.

To thrust one's self, to obtrude; to intrude; to enter where one is not invited or not welcome.

To thrust together, to compress.

THRUST, v.i. To make a push; to attack with a pointed weapon; as, a fencer thrusts at his antagonist.

1. To enter by pushing; to squeeze in.

And thrust between my father and the god.

2. To intrude.

3. To push forward; to come with force; to press on.

Young, old, thrust there

In mighty concourse.

THRUST, n. A violent push or driving, as with a pointed weapon, or with the hand or foot, or with any instrument; a word much used in fencing.

Polites Pyrrhus with his lance pursues,

And often reaches, and his thrusts renews.

1. Attack; assault.

There is one thrust at your pure, pretended mechanism.

[Note. Push and shove do not exactly express the sense of thrust. The two former imply the application of force by one body already in contact with the body to be impelled. Thrust on the contrary, often implies the impulse or application of force by a moving body, a body in motion before it reaches the body to be impelled. This distinction does not extend to every case.]

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