Origin of importance
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Examples from the Web for importance
Such was the importance of showing the country that he was a “different kind of Democrat.”President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion
January 2, 2015
But everyone seemed to always understand the importance of this film.The Revolutionary Women of ‘Selma’
December 26, 2014
So was the importance of protest itself, which he vowed to protect from the heavy-handed policies employed by his predecessors.
First, he emphasized the importance of the police and the need for new training and an end to “broken windows” tactics.
More than perhaps any other distiller of Scotch whisky, The Macallan understands the importance of color to a great whisky.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors
December 10, 2014
Mrs. Milbrey entered, news of importance visibly animating her.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The voyage was more than half completed, and nothing of importance had occurred to mark it.Brave and Bold
Let us realize the importance of the attitude in which we stand before the world.
And he added, swelling visibly with importance: "We got to protect the city."Within the Law
The importance of bulk in foods cannot be emphasized too much.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- the state of being important; significance
- social status; standing; esteema man of importance
- meaning or signification
- an important matter
Word Origin and History for importance
c.1500, from Middle French importance or directly from Medieval Latin importantia, from importantem (see important).