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water-soaked

WATER-SOAKED, pp. Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water soaked hat.




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WATER-SOAKED, pp. Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water soaked hat.


WA-TER-SOAK-ED, pp.

Soaked or having its interstices titled with water; as, water-soaked wood; a water-soaked hat.

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Water-soaked

WATER-SOAKED, participle passive Soaked or having its interstices filled with water; as water-soaked wood; a water soaked hat.

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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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languish

LAN'GUISH, v.i. [L. langueo, lachinisso; Gr. to flag, to lag. L. laxo, laxus, flacceo.]

1. To lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine; to be or to grow heavy. We languish under disease or after excessive exertion.

She that hath borne seven languisheth. Jer. 15.

2. To wither; to fade; to lose the vegetating power.

For the fields of Heshbon languisheth. Jer. 15.

3. To grow dull; to be no longer active and vigorous. The war languished for want of supplies. Commerce, agriculture, manufactures languish, not for want of money, but for want of good markets.

4. To pine or sink under sorrow or any continued passion; as, a woman languishes for the loss of her lover.

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish. Hosea 4.

5. To look with softness or tenderness, as with the head reclined and a peculiar cast of the eye.

LAN'GUISH, v.t. To cause to droop or pine. [Little used.]

LAN'GUISH, n. Act of pining; also, a soft and tender look or appearance.

And the blue languish of soft Allia's eye.

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