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academic
...ol or philosophy of Plato - as the academic sect. [.] ACADEM'IC, n. One who belonged to the school or adhered to the philosophy of Socrates and Plato. The latter is considered as the founder of the academic philosophy in Greece. [.] He taught, that matter is eternal ...

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ancient
...former ages, opposed to moderns. [.] 1. In scripture, very old men. Also, governors, rulers, political and ecclesiastical. [.] The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people. Isa. 3. Jer. 19. [.] God is called the Ancient of days from his eternal ...

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choose
...h choose shall be holy. Num. 16. [.] 2. To take in preference. [.] [.] Let us choose to us judgment. Job 34. [.] 3. To prefer; to choose for imitation; to follow. [.] [.] Envy not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. Prov 3. [.] 4. To elect for eternal ...

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coessential
[.] COESSENTIAL, a. Partaking of the same essence. [.] [.] We bless and magnify that coessential spirit, eternally proceeding from the father and son.

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coetenrnal
[.] COETENRNAL, a. Equally eternal with another.

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coeternally
[.] COETERNALLY, adv. With equal eternity.

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coeternity
[.] COETERNITY, n. Existence from eternity equal with another eternal being; equal eternity.

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communicable
[.] COMMUNICABLE, a. [.] 1. That may be communicated; capable of being imparted from one to another; as, knowledge is communicable by words. [.] [.] Lost bliss, to thee no more communicable. [.] [.] Eternal life is communicable to all. [.] 2. That may be recounted. [.] 3. ...

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consignation
[.] CONSIGNATION, n. The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place or state. [.] [.] Despair is certain consignation to eternal ruin. [Little used. See Consignment.]

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cudweed
[.] CUDWEED, n. A plant of the genus Gnaphalium, goldy-locks or eternal flower, of many species. The flowers are remarkable for retaining their beauty for years, if gathered in dry weather.

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damn
[.] DAMN, v.t. [.] 1. To sentence to eternal torments in a future state; to punish in hell. [.] 2. To condemn; to decide to be wrong or worthy of punishment; to censure; to reprobate. [.] [.] He that doubteth is damned if he eat. Rom xiv [.] 3. To condemn; to ...

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damnable
[.] DAM'NABLE, a. [.] 1. That may be damned or condemned; deserving damnation; worthy of eternal punishment. More generally, that which subjects or renders liable to damnation. [.] [.] As damnable heresies. 2 Peter ii. [.] [.] 2. In a low or ludicrous sense, odious, ...

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damnably
[.] DAM'NABLY, adv. [.] 1. In a manner to incur eternal punishment, or so as to exclude mercy. [.] 2. In a low sense, odiously; detestably; sometimes, excessively.

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damnation
[.] DAMNA'TION, n. [.] 1. Sentence or condemnation to everlasting punishment in the future state; or the state of eternal torments. [.] [.] How can ye escape the damnation of hell. Matt.

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destruction
...of a particular government; the destruction of happiness. [.] 2. Death; murder; slaughter; massacre. [.] [.] There was a deadly destruction throughout all the city. 1 Sam. 5. [.] 3. Ruin. [.] [.] Destruction and misery are in their ways. Rom. 3. [.] 4. Eternal ...

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educe
[.] EDU'CE, v.t. [L. educo, eduxi; e and duco, to lead.] [.] To bring or draw out; to extract; to produce from a state of occultation. [.] [.] Th' eternal art educing good from ill.

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elect
...or select as an object of mercy or favor. [.] 4. To choose; to prefer; to determine in favor of. [.] ELECT', a. Chosen, taken by preference from among two or more. Hence, [.] 1. In theology, chosen as the object of mercy; chosen, selected or designated to eternal ...

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elected
[.] ELECT'ED, pp. Chosen; preferred; designated to office by some act of the constituents, as by vote; chosen or predestinated to eternal life.

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electing
[.] ELECT'ING, ppr. Choosing; selecting from a number; preferring; designating to office by choice or preference; designating or predestinating to eternal salvation.

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energetical
...cible; powerful; efficacious. We say, the public safety required energetic measures. The vicious inclinations of men can be restrained only by energetic laws. [Energic is not used.] [.] 2. Moving; working; active; operative. We must conceive of God as a Being eternally ...

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etern
[.] ETERN', a. Eternal; perpetual; endless. [Not used.]

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eternal
...ER'NAL, a. [L. oeternus, composed of oevum and ternus, oeviternus, Varro. The origin of the last component part of the word is not obvious. It occurs in diuturnus, and seems to denote continuance.] [.] 1. Without beginning or end of existence. [.] [.] The eternal ...

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eternalist
[.] ETER'NALIST, n. One who holds the past existence of the world to be infinite.

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eternalize
[.] ETER'NALIZE, v.t. To make eternal; to give endless duration to. [We now use eternize.]

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eternally
[.] ETER'NALLY, adv. Without beginning or end of duration, or without end only. [.] 1. Unchangeably; invariably; at all times. [.] [.] That which is morally good must be eternally and unchangeably so. [.] 2. Perpetually; without intermission; at all times. [.] [.] Where ...

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eternity
...eternitas.] Duration or continuance without beginning or end. [.] By repeating the idea of any length of duration, with the endless addition of number, we come by the idea of eternity. [.] The high and lofty one who inhabiteth eternity. Is.57. [.] We speak of eternal ...

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ever
...ally. [.] [.] He shall ever love, and always be [.] [.] The subject of my scorn and cruelty. [.] [.] He will ever by mindful of his covenant. Ps.111. [.] [.] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Tim.3. [.] 2. Forever, eternally; ...

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everlasting
[.] EVERL`ASTING, a. [ever and lasting.] Lasting or enduring for ever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal. [.] [.] The everlasting God, or Jehovah. Gen.21. [.] [.] Everlasting fire; everlasting punishment. Matt.18.25. [.] 1. Perpetual; continuing ...

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everlastingly
[.] EVERL`ASTINGLY, adv. Eternally; perpetually; continually.

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everliving
[.] EVERLIV'ING, a. [ever and living.] Living without end; eternal; immortal; having eternal existence; as the everliving God. [.] 1. Continual; incessant; unintermitted.

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evermore
[.] EVERMO'RE, adv. [ever and more.] Always; eternally. [.] [.] Religion prefers the pleasures which flow from the presence of God for evermore. [.] 1. Always; at all times; as evermore guided by truth.

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example
...examples of successful bravery. [.] 4. Precedent or former instance, in a bad sense, intended for caution. [.] [.] Lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Heb.4. [.] [.] Sodom and Gomorrah--are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternal ...

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fool
... learn in no other. [.] 3. In scripture, fool is often used for a wicked or depraved person; one who acts contrary to sound wisdom in his moral deportment; one who follows his own inclinations, who prefers trifling and temporary pleasures to the service of God and eternal ...

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foolish
...or marked with folly; silly; vain; trifling. [.] But foolish questions avoid. 2Tim. 2. [.] 4. Ridiculous; despicable. [.] A foolish figure he must make. [.] 5. In scripture, wicked; sinful; acting without regard to the divine law and glory, or to one's own eternal ...

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for
...eficial to; in favor of. [.] It is for the general good of human society, and consequently of particular persons, to be true and just; and it is for men's health to be temperate. [.] 9. Leading or inducing to, as a motive. [.] There is a natural immutable, and eternal ...

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god
[.] GOD, n. [.] 1. The Supreme Being; Jehovah; the eternal and infinite spirit, the creator,and the sovereign of the universe. [.] [.] God is a spirit; and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4. [.] 2. A false god; a heathen ...

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grace
...r disposition, as a liberal disposition, faith, meekness, humility, patience, &c. proceeding from divine influence. [.] 7. Spiritual instruction, improvement and edification. Eph.4.29. [.] 8. Apostleship, or the qualifications of an apostle. Eph. 3.8. [.] 9. Eternal ...

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guile
[.] GUILE, n. gile. Craft; cunning; artifice; duplicity; deceit; usually in a bad sense. [.] [.] We may, with more successful hope, resolve [.] [.] To wage by force or guile eternal war. [.] [.] Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. John.1. [.] GUILE, ...

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hand
...n; an agent; a man employed in agency or service. The mason employs twenty hands. [.] 15. Form of writing; style of penmanship; as a good hand; a bad hand; a fine hand. [.] 16. Agency; service; ministry. Ex.4. Lev.8. [.] 17. In Scripture, the hand of God, is his eternal ...

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hold
... in a legal or moral sense. He is held to perform his covenants. [.] 16. To maintain; to retain; to continue. [.] [.] But still he held his purpose to depart. [.] 17. To keep in continuance or practice. [.] [.] And Night and Chaos, ancestors of nature, hold Eternal ...

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immortal
[.] IMMOR'TAL, a. [L. immortalis. See Mortal.] [.] 1. Having no principle of alteration or corruption; exempt from death; having life or being that shall never end; as an immortal soul. [.] [.] To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor ...

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indulge
...e or desire; as, to indulge children in amusements. [.] 3. To gratify, positively; to grant something not of right, but as a favor; to grant in compliance with wishes or desire. [.] [.] Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light [.] [.] Indulge, dread Chaos and eternal ...

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jehovah
...Being. If, as is supposed, this name is from the Hebrew substantive verb, the word denotes the Permanent Being, as the primary sense of the substantive verb in all languages, is to be fixed, to stand, to remain or abide. This is a name peculiarly appropriate to the eternal ...

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life
...bread. Job. 33. [.] 20. The enjoyments or blessings of the present life. [.] Having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. 1Tim. 4. [.] 21. Supreme felicity. [.] To be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8. [.] 22. Eternal ...

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match
... [.] No settled senses of the world can match [.] [.] The pleasure of that madness. [.] 1. To show an equal. [.] [.] No history or antiquity can match his policies and his conduct. [.] 2. To oppose as equal; to set against as equal in contest. [.] [.] Eternal ...

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mercy
...unty. [.] [.] Mercy and truth preserve the king; and his throne is upheld by mercy. Prov.28. [.] 5. Charity, or the duties of charity and benevolence. [.] [.] I will have mercy and not sacrifice. Matt.9. [.] 6. Grace; favor. 1 Cor.7. Jude 2. [.] 7. Eternal ...

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morrow
[.] MOR'ROW, n. [.] 1. The day next after the present. [.] [.] Till this stormy night is gone, [.] [.] And th' eternal morrow dawn. [.] This word is often preceded by on or to. [.] [.] The Lord did that thing on the morrow. Ex.9. [.] [.] To morrow shall ...

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now
...sion. [.]
NOW, n. The present time or moment. [.] [.] Nothing is there to come, and nothing past, but an eternal ...

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ordain
...particular church and congregation, or as evangelists without the charge of a particular church, or as deacons in the episcopal church. [.] 2. To appoint; to decree. [.] Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month. 1Kings 12. [.] As many as were ordained to eternal ...

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order
...at of the Corinthian. [.] In orders, set apart for the performance divine service; ordained to the work of the gospel ministry. [.] In order, for the purpose; to the end; as means to an end. The best knowledge is that which is of the greatest use in order to our eternal ...

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perdition
...o lose, to ruin.] [.] 1. Entire loss or ruin; utter destruction; as the perdition of the Turkish fleet. [.] [In this sense, the word is now nearly or wholly obsolete.] [.] 2. The utter loss of the soul or of final happiness in a future state; future misery or eternal ...

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perish
...oung desire. [.] 6. To fail entirely or to be extirpated. 2 Kings.9. [.] 7. To be burst or ruined; as, the bottles shall perish. [.] Luke 5. [.] 8. To be wasted or rendered useless. Jer.9. [.] 9. To be injured or tormented. 1 Cor.8. [.] 10. To be lost eternally; ...

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perpetual
[.] PERPET'UAL, a. [L. perpetuus, from perpes, perpetis; per and pes, from a root signifying to pass.] [.] 1. Never ceasing; continuing forever in future time; destined to be eternal; as a perpetual covenant; a perpetual statute. [.] [Literally true with respect to the ...

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piston
... 10. A hollow place in the earth excavated for catching wild beasts; hence in Scripture, whatever ensnares and brings into calamity or misery, from which it is difficult to escape. Ps.7. Prov.22. and 23. [.] 11. Great distress and misery, temporal, spiritual or eternal. ...

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platonism
[.] PLA'TONISM, n. The philosophy of Plato, consisting of three branches, theology, physics and mathematics. Under theology is included moral philosophy. The foundation of Plato's theology is the opinion that there are two eternal, primary, independent and incorruptible ...

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possessor
...of goods are temporary possessors by right; the disseizor of land and the thief are wrongful possessors. [.] 1. One that has, holds or enjoys any good or other thing. [.] [.] Think of the happiness of the prophets and apostles, saints and martyrs, possessors of eternal ...

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power
...el, God displays his power and authority in ransoming and saving sinners. 1 Cor.1. [.] 22. The powers of heaven may denote the celestial luminaries. Matt.24. [.] 23. Satan is said to have the power of death, as he introduced sin, the cause of death, temporal and eternal, ...

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pureness
... of a metal; the pureness of marl or clay; the pureness of air. [.] 1. Freedom from moral turpitude or guilt. [.] [.] May we evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living. [.] 2. Simplicity; freedom from mixture or composition. [.] [.] An essence eternal ...

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purgatory
...m purgo, to purge.] [.] Tending to cleanse; cleansing; expiatory. [.] PURG'ATORY, n. Among catholics, a supposed place or state after death, in which the souls of persons are purified, or in which they expiate such offenses committed in this life, as do not merit eternal ...

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reason
...ns which justify his decision. Hence in general, [.] 2. The cause, ground, principle or motive of any thing said or done; that which supports or justifies a determination, plan or measure. [.] Virtue and vice are not arbitrary things; but there is a natural and eternal ...

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recur
... [L. recurro; re and curro, to run.] [.] 1. To return to the thought or mind. [.] When any word has been used to signify an idea, the old idea will recur in the mind, when the word is heard. [.] 2. To resort; to have recourse. [.] If to avoid succession in eternal ...

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reprobation
[.] REPROBA'TION, n. [L. reprobatio.] [.] 1. The act of disallowing with detestation, or of expressing extreme dislike. [.] 2. The act of abandoning or state of being abandoned to eternal destruction. [.] When a sinner is so hardened as to feel no remorse or misgiving ...

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reprobationer
[.] REPROBA'TIONER, n. One who abandons others to eternal destruction.

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rescue
...destruction by shipwreck. [.] So the people rescued Jonathan that he died not. [.] 1Sam. 14. 30. Ps. 35. [.] Cattle taken by distress contrary to law, may be rescued by the owner, while on their way to the pound. [.] Estimate the value of one soul rescued from eternal ...

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riches
...ripture, an abundance of spiritual blessings. [.] Luke 16. [.] The riches of God, his fullness of wisdom, power, mercy, grace and glory, Eph. 1, 2; or the abundance supplied by his works. Ps. 104. [.] The riches of Christ, his abundant fullness of spiritual and eternal ...

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roll
...all parts of the surface are successively applied to a plane; as, to roll a barrel or puncheon; to roll a stone or ball. Sisyphus was condemned to roll a stone to the top of a hill, which, when he had done so, rolled down again, and thus his punishment was eternal. [.] 2. ...

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salvation
[.] SALVA'TION, n. [L. salvo, to save.] [.] 1. The act of saving; preservation from destruction, danger or great calamity. [.] 2. Appropriately in theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death, and the conferring on him everlasting ...

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save
...from danger; as, to save a house from the flames; to save a man from drowning; to save a family from ruin; to save a state from war. [.] He cried, saying Lord, save me. Matt 14. Gen. 45. [.] 2. To preserve from final and everlasting destruction; to rescue from eternal ...

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savingly
[.] SA'VINGLY, adv. [.] 1. With frugality or parsimony. [.] 2. So as to be finally saved from eternal death; as savingly converted.

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savingness
[.] SA'VINGNESS, n. [.] 1. Frugality; parsimony, caution not to expend money without necessity or use. [.] 2. Tendency to promote eternal salvation. [.]

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sempiternal
[.] SEMPITERN'AL, a. [L. sempiternus; semper, always, and eternus, eternal.] [.] 1. Eternal in futurity; everlasting; endless; having beginning, but no end. [.] 2. Eternal; everlasting.

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silence
... [.] 3. Habitual taciturnity; opposed to loquacity. [.] 4. Secrecy. These things were transacted in silence. [.] 5. Stillness; calmness; quiet; cessation of rage, agitation or tumult; as the elements reduced to silence. [.] 6. Absence of mention; oblivion, Eternal ...

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spurn
[.] SPURN, v.t. [L., spur, kicking.] [.] 1. To kick; to drive back or away, as with the foot. [.] 2. To reject with disdain; to scorn to receive or accept. What multitudes of rational beings spurn the offers of eternal happiness! [.] 3. To treat with contempt. [.] SPURN, ...

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star
... in writing or printing; an asterisk; thus*; used as a reference to a note in the margin, or to fill a blank in writing or printing where letters are omitted. [.] 5. In Scripture, Christ is called the bright and morning star, the star that ushers in the light of an eternal ...

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suspend
...[L. suspendo; sub and pendo, to hang.] [.] 1. To hang; to attach to something above; as, to suspend a ball by a thread; to suspend the body by a cord or by hooks; a needle suspended by a loadstone. [.] 2. To make to depend on. God hath suspended the promise of eternal ...

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temporal
...er; temporal courts, those which take cognizance of civil suits. Temporal jurisdiction is that which regards civil and political affairs. [.] 2. Measured or limited by time, or by this life or this state of things; having limited existence; opposed to eternal. [.] [.] ...

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through
.... [.] [.] Through the scent of water it will bud. Job 14. [.] [.] Some through ambition, or through thirst of gold, [.] [.] Have slain their brothers, and their country sold. [.] [.] Sanctify them through thy truth. John 17. [.] [.] The gift of God is eternal ...

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trust
...outh. Ps.71. [.] 3. Charge received in confidence. [.] [.] Reward them well, if they observe their trust. [.] 4. That which is committed to one's care. Never violate a sacred trust. [.] 5. Confident opinion of any event. [.] [.] His trust was with th' Eternal ...

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unbegotten
[.] UNBEGOT'TEN, a. [.] 1. Not generated; eternal. [.] 2. Not yet generated. [.] 3. Not begotten; not generated.

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unsaved
[.] UNSA'VED, a. Not saved; not having eternal life.

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verity
[.] VER'ITY, n. [L. veritas, from verus, true.] [.] 1. Truth; consonance of a statement, proposition or other thing to fact. 1Tim. 2. [.] It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can govern while he is despised. [.] 2. A true assertion or tenet. [.] By ...

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waste
...by violence. [.] [.] The Tyber insults our walls, and wastes our fruitful grounds. [.] 7. To impair strength gradually. [.] [.] Now wasting years my former strength confounds. [.] 8. To lose in idleness or misery; to wear out. [.] [.] Here condemnd to waste eternal ...

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way
...ourse; direction of motion or travel. What way did he take? Which way shall I go? Keep in the way of truth and knowledge. [.] [.] Mark what way I make. [.] 4. Passage; room for passing. Make way for the jury. [.] 5. Course, or regular course. [.] [.] And let eternal ...

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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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