Definition of Ostent

1. n. Appearance; air; mien.



Definition of Ostent

1. Noun. appearance; air; mien ¹

2. Noun. manifestation; token; portent ¹

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Definition of Ostent

1. appearance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ostent

1. 1. Appearance; air; mien. 2. Manifestation; token; portent. "We asked of God that some ostent might clear Our cloudy business, who gave us sign." (Chapman) Origin: L. Ostentus, ostentum, fr. Ostendere (p. P. Ostensus and ostentus) to show. See Ostensible. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ostent

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Literary usage of Ostent

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1. Remarks on Mr. J. P. Collier's and Mr. C. Knight's Editions of Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1844)
"With hostile forces he'll o'erspread the land, And with the ostent of war will look so huge, Amazement shall drive courage from the state. ..."

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