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[won-tij, wawn-] /ˈwɒn tɪdʒ, ˈwɔn-/
something, as an amount that is lacking, desired, or needed.
Origin of wantage
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30; want + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • wantage, now in full possession of all his mental faculties, abused the Professor up hill and down dale.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • It was fortunate that the closing time for wantage's theatre was now on.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • When you approach any of these manager fellows all you have to do is to say, 'wantage is doing a play of mine.'

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • You may fancy the difficulties of getting the mirror to wantage.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • Vane, listening in a lazy mood, made up his mind to see wantage play that night.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • wantage is a curious little town surrounding a great cruciform church in the midst of a desert.

    Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Vane's position put him above possibility of affront by wantage in even the most arrogant and mannerless of the latter's moods.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • Mr. Jameson of wantage handed the resolution to a page and sat down amidst renewed applause.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Even at that wantage found it difficult to suffer the many praises he heard bestowed, not upon himself but O'Deigh.

    The Imitator Percival Pollard
  • wantage who, fresh from his command at Wimbledon, knows all about it, deplored the contingency.

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