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1. instant.
2. instantaneous.
3. (usu. cap.) institute.
4. (usu. cap.) institution.
5. instructor.
6. instrument.
7. instrumental.
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Adj.1.inst - in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst"
present - temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations"
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ERRATUM.--We are requested by Reuter's Telegram Company to correct an erroneous announcement made in their Brisbane telegram of the 2d inst., published in our impression of the 5th inst., stating that "Lady Kennedy had given birth to twins, the eldest being a son." The Company explain that the message they received contained the words "Governor of Queensland, TWINS FIRST SON." Being, however, subsequently informed that Sir Arthur Kennedy was unmarried and that there must be some mistake, a telegraphic repetition was at once demanded.
"On the 29th inst., at Brighton, Michael Vanstone, Esq., formerly of Zurich, aged 77."
'From the "Caddo Gazette," of the 12th inst., we learn the frightful death of Colonel Robert Potter.
Baggs, late Governor of this State, at Independence, on the night of the 6th inst. Governor Baggs, it is stated in a written memorandum, was not dead, but mortally wounded.
Baggs was shot by some villain on Friday, 6th inst., in the evening, while sitting in a room in his own house in Independence.
On the 10th of February, 1828, the Astrolabe appeared off Tikopia, and took as guide and interpreter a deserter found on the island; made his way to Vanikoro, sighted it on the 12th inst., lay among the reefs until the 14th, and not until the 20th did he cast anchor within the barrier in the harbour of Vanou.
On the 23rd inst., at eight in the morning, after a rapid passage, the Susquehanna was due at the fatal spot.
The two bade adieu to their landlady upon Tuesday, the 4th inst., and departed to Euston Station with the avowed intention of catching the Liverpool express.
representing the first ten days of my allowance for the current year; their privileges finished on the evening of the tenth inst.
John Horner, 26, plumber, was brought up upon the charge of having upon the 22nd inst., abstracted from the jewel-case of the Countess of Morcar the valuable gem known as the blue carbuncle.
CAUGHT - In the Bois de Boulogne, early in the morning of the - inst., (the morning of the murder,) a very large, tawny Ourang-Outang of the Bornese species.
November 2017 saw the launch of e SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), a pioneering initiative in the world of payments that will contribute to ever easier and faster payments on a pan-European scale.