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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.

2. (v. t.) To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.

3. (v. t.) To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.

4. (v. i.) To produce or render extemporaneous compositions, especially in verse or in music, without previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand.

Strong's Hebrew
6527. parat -- perhaps divide
... perhaps divide. Transliteration: parat Phonetic Spelling: (paw-rat') Short Definition:
improvise. ... root Definition perhaps divide NASB Word Usage improvise (1). ...
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The Bishop's Burthen
... without any previous study. They had to improvise, as quick as they could,
a complete education in religious subjects. We are left ...
// augustin/iii the bishops burthen.htm

The Riot
... Down with the usurer!' as the mob now swarmed on to the judgment seat, and began
to strike the imperial statues with every implement which they could improvise ...
/.../gathering clouds a tale of the days of st chrysostom/chapter ii the riot.htm

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
... sapping and scaling, and though the number of military engines was as yet limited,
the besiegers were well able, when occasion demanded, to improvise and make ...
/.../chapter ithe assyrian revival and.htm

The African Rome
... But one cannot exactly improvise a faith between to-day and to-morrow. While he
awaited the enlightenment of the truth, he studied the Carthaginian Babel. ...
// augustin/ii the african rome.htm

The Meeting Between Ambrose and Augustin
... And, in truth, Ambrose had been made a bishop so suddenly that he must
have found himself obliged to improvise a hasty knowledge. ...
/.../bertrand/saint augustin/iii the meeting between ambrose.htm

The Messenger
... He caught up the lyre, and drawing up a diphros"a double seat of fine woods"rested
against it and began to improvise with an assumption of carelessness. ...
// yoke/chapter iii the messenger.htm

Meanwhile, Unconscious of the Miracle his Prayer had Wrought...
... "Happy Mr. Leigh!" said the Abbe with a little malicious twinkle in his eyes, "To
be allowed to improvise at all in the studio of the Sovrani!". ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/vii meanwhile unconscious of the.htm

Pagan Cemeteries.
... while sitting at a state banquet in the Palazzo di Venezia, Giovanni Angelo de'
Medici, one of the cardinals present, asked him if he could improvise "on the ...
/.../lanciani/pagan and christian rome/chapter vi pagan cemeteries.htm

Some Hymns and Hymn-Books
... who likes the tune (and such there be) and if the minister has provided for
intercession on the same lines in his prayer, then either he must improvise a fresh ...
/.../manning/the hymns of wesley and watts five papers/some hymns and hymn-books.htm

Improvise (1 Occurrence)
... previous preparation; hence, to do anything offhand. Multi-Version Concordance
Improvise (1 Occurrence). Amos 6:5 who strum on the ...
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Impudent (5 Occurrences)

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Improvement (2 Occurrences)

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Chant (2 Occurrences)
... ParaT corresponds to an Arabic root meaning to anticipate. It may therefore
signify to improvise, to sing without care or preparation. ...
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Improvise (1 Occurrence)

Amos 6:5
who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;



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