American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Instant

IN’STANT, a. [L. instans, insto.]

1. Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. Rom 12.

2. Immediate; without intervening time; present.

Impending death is thine and instant doom.

3. Quick; making no delay.

Instant he flew with hospitable haste.

4. Present; current. On the tenth of July instant.

IN’STANT, n. A point in duration; a moment; a part of duration in which we perceive no succession, or a part that occupies the time of a single thought.

1. A particular time.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Instant," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q88PEMGW21GURTR.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Instant." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q88PEMGW21GURTR.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Instant' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=Q88PEMGW21GURTR.