• WordNet 3.6
    • n weightiness the property of being comparatively great in weight "the heaviness of lead"
    • n weightiness the relative importance granted to something "his opinion carries great weight","the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weightiness The quality or state of being weighty; weight; force; importance; impressiveness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n weightiness The state or quality of being weighty; ponderousness; heaviness, literally or figuratively; solidity; force; importance.
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  • Francis Bacon
    “Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Order marches with weighty and measured strides. Disorder is always in a hurry.”


In literature:

M. de Malesherhes, indeed, had been for some months past seconding his friend in the weighty task which the latter had undertaken.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume VI. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
These were weighty facts and a trifle suspicious.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
When an Argument is over, how many weighty Reasons does a Man recollect, which his Heat and Violence made him utterly forget?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
I have continually seen them returning, with their weighty basket on one arm and an enormous ham depending from the other.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
There were also heavy footsteps and thuds, as of moving weighty bodies.
"The Book of Dreams and Ghosts" by Andrew Lang
It is not a good nor a weighty book, nor does it deserve any great amount either of praise or censure.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
These reasons do not look very weighty or very strong, and it is not quite clear what the underlying motive was.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Outside the cabinet, the most weighty appointments were those of the Supreme Court.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Prince blew the whole weighty argument into the air with one scornful, pitying exhalation.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
If, passing from general considerations, we examine the bill in detail, it is open to weighty objections.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson

In poetry:

But here I am not left to choose,
My duty is my lot;
And weighty things will glory lose
If small ones are forgot.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Death puts on things another face
Than we in health do see:
Sin, Satan, hell, death, life and grace
Now great and weighty be.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
They little knew that wealth had power
To make the constant rove;
They little knew the weighty dower
Could add one bliss to love.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
If once the Lord begins to slay,
And shall his shafts and sword display,
Who can the weighty stroke withstand?
Who can preserve thee from his hand?
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
Again, the BARON fondly gaz'd;
Poor ZORIETTO trembled;
And GOLFRE watch'd her throbbing breast
Which seem'd, with weighty woes oppress'd,
And softest LOVE, dissembled.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Myrtie, you say that my poems are penned to you
Only on days when I've nothing to do,
Otherwise I have no time to attend to you,
Others, you say, are more weighty than you.
"To Myrtilla Complaining" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

Holding a heavy clipboard leads to weighty decisions.
California voters easily approved newly drawn Senate district maps and a plan to increase penalties for people convicted of human trafficking, as voters decided on a slate of weighty issues Tuesday.
Packers players tackle a weighty issue.
A weighty restoration in Ledgewood.
Weighty problem for Tameifuna.
Weighty concerns about kicking the habit.
Obese Ohio inmate's attempt to avoid execution as good a reason as any for us to consider other weighty issues involving death penalty.
New Berlin schools face weighty privacy issue in fitness program.
Packers players tackle a weighty issue NFL HEALTH WEIGHT Some told to bulk up, but is it healthy to add all those pounds.
QB bulked up and Huskies are feeding off his weighty statistics.
Traditional retailers have faced weighty challenges in recent years.
Firefighter Dave Bragg will be available for coffee, questions, and weighty discussions of Menlo Park's future on Tuesday, Aug 21.
On Wednesday, "First Take" debated a number of weighty and important topics, but what we're really concerned about here is what Stephen A Smith and Skip Bayless are wearing.
These 20-gram shades pack some weighty innovations.
Werth deal brings weighty responsibility.

In science:

This result, if it is conīŦrmed with better statistics, will have weighty consequences for the hypothesis of the same origin of UHECRs and GRBs.
Statistical Analysis of the Observable Data of Gamma-Ray Bursts