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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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a
A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth; in the Ethiopic, ...

6

ab
AB, In English names, is an abbreviation of Abbey or Abbot.AB, a prefix to words of Latin origin, ...

312

ac
AC, in Saxon, oak, the initial syllable of names, as acton, oaktown.

681

ad
AD. A Latin preposition, signifying to. It is probably from Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. Eth. and Ar. To ...

1048

ae
AE, a diphthong in the Latin language; used also by the Saxon writers. In derivatives from the ...

1418

ah
AH, An exclamation, expressive of surprise, pity, complaint, contempt, dislike, joy, exultation, ...

1496

al
AL, in Arabic, an adjective or inseparable prefix. Its use is to render nouns definite, like the ...

2050

am
AMB,AM. About; around; used in composition. Gr., Lat. am or amb.

2316

an
AN, a. [L. unus, una, unum; Gr.]One; noting an individual, either definitely, known, certain, ...

3825

as
AS, adv. az. [Gr. But more probably the English word is contracted from als.]1. Literally, like; ...

4174

at
AT, prep. [L. ad. At, ad and to, if not radically the same word often coincide in signification; ...

4650

ax
AX, n. improperly written axe. [Gr.]An instrument usually of iron, for hewing timber and chopping ...

4667

ay
AY,

4687

b
B is the second letter, and the first articulation, or consonant, in the English, as in the ...

5301

be
BE, v.i. substantive, ppr.being; pp.been.[The sense is to stand, remain or be fixed; hence to ...

6641

bo
BO, exclam. A word of terror; a customary sound uttered by children to frighten their fellows.

7071

bp
BP. An abbreviation of Bishop.

7886

by
BY, prep.1. Near; close; as, sit by me; that house stands by a river. [L. pressus.]2. Near, in ...

7905

c
C, the third letter in the English alphabet, and the second articulation or consonant, is a ...

10551

co
CO, a prefix, signifying with, in conjunction. [See Con.]

14339

de
DE, a Latin prefix, denotes a moving from, separation; as in debark, decline, decease, deduct, ...

15793

di
DI, a prefix, a contraction of dis, denotes from, separation or negation, or two.

17351

do
DO, v.t. or auxiliary; pret. Did; pp. Done, pronounced dun. This verb, when transitive, is formed ...

18193

e
DESCRIPTIV,E, a. Containing description; tending to describe; having the quality of representing; ...

18359

ed
EAD,ED, in names, is a Saxon word signifying happy, fortunate; as in Edward, happy preserver; ...

18749

em
'EM, A contraction of them.They took 'em.

19027

en
EN, a prefix to many English words, chiefly borrowed from the French. In coincides with the Latin, ...

19615

ep
EP, EPI, [Gr. in composition, usually signifies on.]

19818

er
ER, the termination of many English words, is the Teutonic form of the Latin or; the one contracted ...

20295

ex
EX. A Latin preposition or prefix, Gr. signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence in ...

21057

ey
EY, in old writers, Sax. ig, signifies an isle.

21096

f
F, the sixth letter of the English Alphabet., is a labial articulation, formed by placing the upper ...

23794

fy
FY, exclam. A word which expresses blame, dislike, disapprobation, abhorrence or contempt. Fy, my ...

23795

g
G, the seventh letter and the fifth articulation of the English Alphabet, is derived to us, through ...

23796

ga
GA, in Gothic, is a prefix, answering to ge in Saxon and other Teutonic languages. It sometimes ...

24715

go
GO, v.i. pret. went; pp. gone.1. In a general sense, to move; to pass; to proceed from one place, ...

25591

h
H, is the eighth letter of the English Alphabet. It is properly the representative of the Chaldee, ...

25592

ha
HA, an exclamation, denoting surprise, joy or grief. With the first or long sound of a, it is used ...

26118

he
HE, pronoun of the third person; nom. he; poss.his; obj. him. [L. id, for hid; hic.]1. A pronoun, ...

26914

ho
HO, exclam. A word used by teamsters, to stop their teams. It has been used as a noun, for stop, ...

27794

i
I is the ninth letter,and the third vowel of the English Alphabet. We receive it through the Latin ...

27800

ic
OL'IGIST,'IC, a. [Gr. least.] Oligist iron, so called, is a crystallized tritoxyd of iron.

27905

if
IF, v.t. It is used as the sign of a condition, or it introduces a conditional sentence. It is a ...

27933

il
Il, prefixed to words beginning with l, stands for in, as used in the Latin language, and usually ...

28031

im
I'M, contracted from I am.

28657

in
IN, a prefix, L. in, is used in composition as a particle of negation, like the English un, of ...

31132

is
IS, v.i. iz. [L. est.] The third person singular of the substantive verb, which is composed of ...

31173

it
IT, pron. [L. id.]1. A substitute or pronoun of the neuter gender, sometimes called demonstrative, ...

31200

j
J. This letter has been added to the English Alphabet in modern days; the letter I being written ...

31633

k
K, the eleventh letter of the English Alphabet,is borrowed from the Greeks, being the same ...

31944

ky
KY, n. Kine. [Not in use.]

31947

l
L, the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, is usually denominated a semi-vowel, or a liquid. ...

31948

la
LA, exclam. [perhaps corrupted from look, but this is doubtful.] Look; see; behold.LA, in music, ...

32404

ld
LD, stands for lord.

33140

lo
LO, exclam.Look; see; behold; observe. This word is used to excite particular attention in a ...

33466

lp
LP, a contraction of lordship.

33467

lu
LU. [See Loo.]

33653

ly
LY, a termination of adjectives, is a contraction of Sax.lie, G.lich, D.lyk, Dan.lige, Sw.lik, ...

33678

m
M is the thirteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation, formed by a ...

34544

me
ME, pron. pers.; the objective case of I, answering to the oblique cases of ego, in Latin. [L. ...

35712

mo
MO, a. More.

36569

my
MY, pronoun. adj. [contracted from migen, mine. Me was originally mig, and the adjective migen. So ...

36613

n
N is the fourteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and an articulation formed by placing the end ...

36769

ne
NE, not, is obsolete. We find it in early English writers, prefixed to other words; as nill, for ...

37165

no
NO. an abbreviation of number.

37560

o
O is the fifteenth letter, and the fourth vowel in the English Alphabet. The shape of this letter ...

37583

ob
OB, a Latin preposition, signifies primarily, in front, before, and hence against, towards; as in ...

37903

of
OF, prep. ov. [Gr.]1. From or out of; proceeding from, as the cause, source, means, author or ...

37948

og
OG. [See Ogee.]

37960

oh
OH, exclam. Denoting surprise, pain, sorrow or anxiety.

38068

on
ON, pre. [L. in; Gr. Hence they denote nearness, closeness or contiguity, and from meeting the ...

38257

or
OR, a termination of Latin nouns, is a contraction of vir, a man, or from the same radix. The same ...

39059

ox
OX, n. plu. oxen. pron. ox'n.The male of the bovine genus of quadrupeds, castrated and grown to his ...

39110

p
P is the sixteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation formed by a close ...

44014

q
Q is the seventeenth letter of the English Alphabet; an articulation borrowed from the oriental ...

44364

r
R is the eighteenth letter of the English Alphabet, and an articulation sui generis, having little ...

44365

ra
RA, as an inseparable prefix or preposition, is the Latin re, coming to us through the Italian and ...

44710

re
RE, a prefix or inseparable particle in the composition of words, denotes return, repetition, ...

47591

s
S, the nineteenth letter of the English Alphabet, is a sibilant articulation, and numbered among ...

50843

so
SO, adv. [L. sic, contracted. It is from some root signifying to set, to still, and this sense is ...

54214

t
T is the twentieth letter of the English Alphabet, and a close consonant. It represents a close ...

54215

ta
AZ'ERIT,'TA,

55586

to
TO, prep.1. Noting motion towards a place; opposed to from, or placed after another word ...

57027

u
U is the twenty first letter and the fifth vowel in the English Alphabet. The sound seems to be ...

57102

un
UN, a prefix or inseparable preposition, un or on, usually un, an, is the same word as the L. in. ...

60057

up
UP, adv.1. Aloft; on highBut up or down -2. Out of bed. He is not up.3. Having risen from a ...

60160

us
US, pron. objective case of we.Give us this day our daily bread.

60222

v
V is the twenty second letter of the English Alphabet, and a labial articulation, formed by the ...

61206

w
W is the twenty third letter of the English Alphabet. It takes its written form and its name from ...

61645

we
WE, pron. plu. of I; or rather a different word, denoting the person speaking and another or others ...

62141

wi
WI, from the Gothic weiha, signifies holy. It is found in some names, as in Wibert, holy-bright, or ...

62432

wo
WO, n. [G.]1. Grief; sorrow; misery; a heavy calamity.One who is past; and behold, there come two ...

62747

x
X, the twenty fourth letter of the English Alphabet, is borrowed from the Greek. In the middle and ...

62760

y
Y, the twenty fifth letter of the English Alphabet, is taken from the Greed. At the beginning of ...

62790

ye
YE, pron. The nominative plural of the second person, of which thou is the singular. But the two ...

62893

z
Z, the last letter of the English Alphabet, is a sibilant articulation, and is merely a vocal S. It ...

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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