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1. Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.

interest expresses mental excitement of various kinds and degrees. It may be intellectual, or sympathetic and emotional, or merely personal; as, an interest in philosophical research; an interest in human suffering; the interest which an avaricious man takes in money getting. So much interest have i in thy sorrow. (Shak)

2. Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

3. Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit. Divisions hinder the common interest and public good. (Sir W. Temple) When interest calls of all her sneaking train. (Pope)

4. Premium paid for the use of money, usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars. They have told their money, and let out Their coin upon large interest. (Shak)

5. Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered. You shall have your desires with interest. (Shak)

6. The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest. Compound interest, interest, not only on the original principal, but also on unpaid interest from the time it fell due. Simple interest, interest on the principal sum without interest on overdue interest.

Origin: OF. Interest, f. Interet, fr. L. Interest it interests, is of interest, fr. Interesse to be between, to be difference, to be impo 3a9 rtance; inter between _ esse to be; cf. LL. Interesse usury. See essence.

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Help needed to write - Essay Research Interests

... Sciences) in UK and am applying for PhD positions in Europe. I noticed that most of the online application portal is composed of research interests essay submission. As of Statement of Purpose, I am aware that you write about your previous academics and current research interests and why ...

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Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:59 pm
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... Well neither am I Jack. I've done a little biology, my science degree (many years ago) was in computer science but I have very wide science interests these days. The phase 1 seems like nonsense. So you infect patient with bacteria and at the same time give him or her treatment against that ...

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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... mussles have been "credited" with reducing the walleye populations in the Great Lakes. While exotic introductions may benefit the narrow interests of some humans, the vast majority of them are detrimental to the ecosystems into which they are unleashed. The risk is far too great!

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Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 pm
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Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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What can I do with an interest in Nutrition & Public Health?

... food additives (like artificial sweeteners) contribute to disease. I am also interested in alternative medicine. What careers best match my interests? Best regards Cindy Hang

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Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:18 am
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Topic: What can I do with an interest in Nutrition & Public Health?
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creationists on this forum

... are banned or cannot post on them. Creationism is not science it is supernatualism. Now don't get me wrong, personally speaking I have deep interests in paranormal and supernatural but I do not confuse these with science, those things are beyond science and we must accept this. As this is ...

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by Forests
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: creationists on this forum
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