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Instancy  n.  Instance; urgency. (Obs.) "Those heavenly precepts which our Lord and Savior with so great instancy gave."

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"Instancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... responsibility should, under the conditions of his battles, be in the front. And here it must be remarked that at such critical moments of doubt any but the highest order of mind tends to throw off the responsibility of decision upon the superior, though from the instancy of the case hesitation or delay may be fatal. A man who as the commissioned chief would act intelligently, as the mere subordinate will balk. Nelson's action at St. Vincent will rarely be emulated, a truth which is strongly shown by the fact that Collingwood was immediately in his rear that day, ...
— The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 • A. T. Mahan

... elders that bordered on the stream. And it was this strip of causeway that enjoyed among the young parishioners of Balweary so infamous a reputation. The minister walked there often after dark, sometimes groaning aloud in the instancy of his unspoken prayers; and when he was from home, and the manse door was locked, the more daring school-boys ventured, with beating hearts, to "follow my ...
— Stories by English Authors: Scotland • Various

Words linked to "Instancy" :   archaism, celerity, rapidity, rapidness, quickness, imperativeness, immediateness, speediness, immediacy, instant, instantaneousness, urgency

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