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REGRET', n.

1. Grief; sorrow; pain of mind. We feel regret at the loss of friends, regret for our own misfortunes, or for the misfortunes of others.

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.

Her piety itself would blame, if her regrets should waken thine.

2. Pain of conscience; remorse; as a passionate regret at sin.

3. Dislike; aversion. [Not proper nor in use.]

REGRET', v.t.

1. To grieve at; to lament; to be sorry for; to repent.

Calmly he look'd on either life, and here saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.

2. To be uneasy at. [Not proper nor in use.]



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REGRET', n.

1. Grief; sorrow; pain of mind. We feel regret at the loss of friends, regret for our own misfortunes, or for the misfortunes of others.

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.

Her piety itself would blame, if her regrets should waken thine.

2. Pain of conscience; remorse; as a passionate regret at sin.

3. Dislike; aversion. [Not proper nor in use.]

REGRET', v.t.

1. To grieve at; to lament; to be sorry for; to repent.

Calmly he look'd on either life, and here saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.

2. To be uneasy at. [Not proper nor in use.]

RE-GRET', n. [Fr. regret; either from the root of grate, or more directly from the root of Sp. and Port. gritar, It. gridare, Sw. gråta, Ice. groet, Dan. græder, Goth. grietan, W. grydiaw, to scream or cry out, to utter a rough sound; in some dialects to weep or lament. But grate and Sp. gritar are probably of the same family.]

  1. Grief; sorrow; pain of mind. We feel regret at the loss of friends, regret for our own misfortunes, or for the misfortunes of others. Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant. – Clarendon. Her piety itself would blame, / If her regrets should waken thine. – Prior.
  2. Pain of conscience; remorse; as, a passionate regret at sin. – Decay of Piety.
  3. Dislike; aversion. [Not proper nor in use.] – Decay of Piety.

RE-GRET', v.t. [Fr. regretter.]

  1. To grieve at; to lament; to be sorry for; to repent. Calmly he look'd on either life, and here / Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear. – Pope.
  2. To be uneasy at. [Not proper nor in use.] – Glanville.

Re*gret"
  1. Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing; grief; sorrow; especially, a mourning on account of the loss of some joy, advantage, or satisfaction.

    "A passionate regret at sin." Dr. H. More.

    What man does not remember with regret the first time he read Robinson Crusoe? Macaulay.

    Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant. Clarendon.

    From its peaceful bosom [the grave] spring none but fond regrets and tender recollections. W. Irving.

  2. To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.

    Calmly he looked on either life, and here
    Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.
    Pope.

    In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader. Macaulay.

    Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken. Macaulay.

  3. Dislike; aversion.

    [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

    Syn. -- Grief; concern; sorrow; lamentation; repentance; penitence; self-condemnation. -- Regret, Remorse, Compunction, Contrition, Repentance. Regret does not carry with it the energy of remorse, the sting of compunction, the sacredness of contrition, or the practical character of repentance. We even apply the term regret to circumstance over which we have had no control, as the absence of friends or their loss. When connected with ourselves, it relates rather to unwise acts than to wrong or sinful ones. C. J. Smith.

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Regret

REGRET', noun

1. Grief; sorrow; pain of mind. We feel regret at the loss of friends, regret for our own misfortunes, or for the misfortunes of others.

Never any prince expressed a more lively regret for the loss of a servant.

Her piety itself would blame, if her regrets should waken thine.

2. Pain of conscience; remorse; as a passionate regret at sin.

3. Dislike; aversion. [Not proper nor in use.]

REGRET', verb transitive

1. To grieve at; to lament; to be sorry for; to repent.

Calmly he look'd on either life, and here saw nothing to regret or there to fear.

2. To be uneasy at. [Not proper nor in use.]

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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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sanctify

SANC'TIFY, v.t. [Low L. sanctifico; from sanctus, holy, and facio, to make.]

1. In a general sense, to cleanse, purify or make holy.

2. To separate, set apart or appoint to a holy, sacred or religious use.

God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. Gen. 2.

So under the Jewish dispensation, to sanctify the altar, the temple, the priests, &c.

3. To purify; to prepare for divine service, and for partaking of holy things. Ex. 19.

4. To separate, ordain and appoint to the work of redemption and the government of the church. John 10.

5. To cleanse from corruption; to purify from sin; to make holy be detaching the affections from the world and its defilements, and exalting them to a supreme love to God.

Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.

John 17. Eph. 5.

6. To make the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety.

Those judgments of God are the more welcome, as a means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me, as to make me repent of that unjust act.

7. To make free from guilt.

That holy man amaz'd at what he saw, made haste to sanctify the bliss by law.

8. To secure from violation.

Truth guards the poet, sanctifies the line.

To sanctify God, to praise and celebrate him as a holy being; to acknowledge and honor his holy majesty, and to reverence his character and laws. Is. 8.

God sanctifies himself or his name, by vindicating his honor from the reproaches of the wicked, and manifesting his glory. Ezek. 36.

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