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tantivy

TAN'TIVY, adv. [L. tanta vi.] To ride tantivy, is to ride with great speed.




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TAN'TIVY, adv. [L. tanta vi.] To ride tantivy, is to ride with great speed.


TAN'TIV-Y, adv. [said to be from the note of a hunting horn; L. tanta vi.]

To ride tantivy, is to ride with great speed. Johnson.


Tan*tiv"y
  1. Swiftly; speedily; rapidly; -- a fox-hunting term; as, to ride tantivy.
  2. A rapid, violent gallop; an impetuous rush.

    Cleverland.
  3. To go away in haste.

    [Colloq.]
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Tantivy

TAN'TIVY, adverb [Latin tanta vi.] To ride tantivy is to ride with great speed.

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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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enlarge

ENL`ARGE, v.t. enlarj. [from large.] To make greater in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits, breadth or side; to expand in bulk. Every man desires to enlarge his possessions; the prince, his dominions. and the landholder, his farm. The body is enlarged by nutrition, and a good man rejoices to enlarge the sphere of his benevolence.

God shall enlarge Japhet. Gen.9.

1. To dilate; to expand; as with joy or love.

O ye, Corinthians, our mouth is open to you, our

heart is enlarged.

2. To expand; to make more comprehensive. Science enlarges the mind.

3. To increase in appearance; to magnify to the eye; as by a glass.

4. To set at liberty; to release from confinement or pressure.

5. To extend in a discourse; to diffuse in eloquence.

They enlarged themselves on this subject.

In this application, the word is generally intransitive.

6. To augment; to increase; to make large or larger, in a general sense; a word of general application.

To enlarge the heart, may signify to open and expand in good will; to make free, liberal and charitable.

ENL`ARGE, v.i. enlarj. To grow large or larger; to extend; to dilate; to expand. A plant enlarges by growth; an estate enlarges by good management; a volume of air enlarges by rarefaction.

1. To be diffuse in speaking or writing; to expatiate. I might enlarge on this topic.

2. To exaggerate.

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