Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of observance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Observance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Heedful or obedient regard; observance; obsequiousness.

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Examples

  • It is not easy to speculate that they want their private hunting lodge, err, I mean nature observancy lodge.

    Requiem for Hato Piñero? Ecological mess in the making in Venezuela?

  • And yet he would have found it a hard world for one of his strolling meditative observancy.

    Mince Pie

  • A very curious little being; mixture of shrewdness, accurate observancy, flashes of an insight almost genial, with utter simplicity and even folly.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Once and again his eyes fell upon Mrs. Woolstan with peculiar observancy.

    Our Friend the Charlatan

  • But that which had appeared to Miss Halkett a want of observancy, became attributable to depth of character on its being clear that he had waited for the departure of the transient guests of the house, to pour forth his impressions without holding up his kinsman to public scorn.

    Beauchamp's Career — Volume 4

  • Miss Halkett a want of observancy, became attributable to depth of character on its being clear that he had waited for the departure of the transient guests of the house, to pour forth his impressions without holding up his kinsman to public scorn.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Instead, for some reason they think it would be a good idea for everyone who's not currently observant to form some kind of mass movement based around observing a lack of observancy in order to do battle with those who do.

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  • 1- They made their ranch an internationally recognized station for nature observancy, self sustained now but with lots of their own money at first.

    03/13/2005 - 03/20/2005

  • - four opinions --- I wish cherev would cut the crap about "real" Jew vs. "fake" Jew because of the level of one's observancy.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • I say "no way". heck, I wouldn't have been surprised to see that the kid already had one arm out, she was that big and ready ta pop. not fat mind you, but big of belly. anyways we charitably decided that since I was in the background with a more expansive view of the doorway, and since Mindi was more interested in 27 female's mind and I was more interested in scorin 'booty, etc. etc. and we left it there. later that evening, we were sharing war stories with Riley, and after laughing over this one I mentioned that for a long time and maybe still, Riley was also challenged in this area, observancy-wise. that they made a lovely matched pair and that together they could probably drive past a circus and not notice it.

    The Aristocrats

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