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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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[.] ATTEND', v.t. [L. attendo; ad and tendo, to stretch, to tend. See Tend.] [.] 1. To go with, or accompany, as a companion, minister or servant. [.] 2. To be present; to accompany or be united to; as a cold attended with fever. [.] 3. To be present for some ...


[.] ATTEND'ANCE, n. [.] 1. The act of waiting on, or serving. [.] Of which no man gave attendance at the altar. Heb. 7. [.] 2. A waiting on; a being present on business of any kind; as, the attendance of witnesses of persons in court; attendance of members of ...


[.] ATTEND'ANT, a. [.] 1. Accompanying; being present, or in the train. [.] Other suns with their attendant moons. [.] 2. Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils. [.] 3. In law, ...


[.] ATTEND'ED, pp. Accompanied; having attendants; served; waited on.


[.] ATTEND'ER, n. One who attends; a companion; an associate. [Little used.]


[.] ATTEND'ING, ppr. Going with; accompanying; waiting on; superintending or taking care of; being present; immediately consequent to; serving; listening; regarding with care.


[.] MISATTEND', v.t. To disregard.


[.] NON-ATTENDANCE, n. A failure to attend; omission of attendance.


[.] UNATTEND'ED, a. [.] 1. Not attended; not accompanied; having no retinue or attendance. [.] 2. Forsaken. [.] 3. Not medically attended; not dressed; as unattended wounds.


[.] UNATTEND'ING, a. Not attending or listening; not being attentive. [.] Ill is lost that praise that is address'd to unattending ears.

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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.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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DEDALOUS, a. Having a margin with various windings and turnings; of a beautiful and delicate texture; a term applied to the leaves of plants.

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