The province of emphasis is so much more important than accent, that the customary seat of the latter is changed, when the claims of emphasis require it.E. Porter.
2. A peculiar impressiveness of expression or weight of thought; vivid representation, enforcing assent; as, to dwell on a subject with great
External objects stand before us . . . in all the life and emphasis of extension, figure, and color.Sir W. Hamilton.
3. a special attention given to, or extra importance attached to, something; as, a guided tour of Egypt with
emphasis on the monuments along the Nile.
4. something to which great importance is attached; as, the need for increased spending on education was the
emphasis of his speech.
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