One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Urgency.‘he told his servants to press the message with greater instancy’
- ‘While the instancy of their debut EP escaped the huddled domain of the keen-eyed talent spotters and marked them out as one of Britain's brightest hopes, To You The First Star takes patience.’
- ‘But more than this, the whole efficiency paradigm has brought with it, or at the very least reflects, the ideology of instancy: rapid, continuous, updatable access with its commensurate faith in staying connected and contemporary.’
Early 16th century: from Latin instantia (see instance).
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