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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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[.] EXCEL', v.t. [L. excello, the root of which, cello, is not in use. [.] 1. To go beyond; to exceed; to surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo. [.] [.] Excelling others, these were great; [.] [.] Thou greater still, must these excel. [.] [.] Many ...


[.] EXCEL'LED, pp. Surpassed; outdone; exceeded in good qualities or laudable achievements.




[.] EXCELLENCY, n. [L. excellentia.] The state of possessing food qualities in an unusual or eminent degree; the state of excelling in any thing. [.] 1. An valuabale quality; any thing highly laudable, meritorious or virtuous, in persons, or valuable and esteemed, ...


[.] EX'CELLENT, a. Being of great virtue or worth; eminent or distinguished for what is amiable, valuable or laudable; as an excellent man or citizen; an excellent judge or magistrate. [.] 1. Being of great value or use, applied to things; remarkable for good properties; ...


[.] EX'CELLENTLY, adv. In an excellent manner; well in a high degree; in an eminent degree; in a manner to please or command esteem, or to be useful.


[.] SUPEREX'CELLENCE, n. [super and excellence.] Superior excellence.


[.] SUPEREX'CELLENT, a. Excellent in an uncommon degree; very excellent.

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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.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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PROCE'DE, v.i. [L. procedo; pro, forward, and cedo, to move. the more correct orthography is procede, in analogy with precede, concede, recede, procedure.]

1. To move, pass or go forward from one place to another; applied to persons or things. A man proceeds on his journey; a ship proceeds on her voyage.

This word thus used implies that the motion, journey or voyage had been previously commenced, and to proceed is then to renew or continue the motion or progress.

2. To pass from one point, stage or topic to another. The preacher proceeds from one division of his subject, and the advocate from one argument, to another.

3. To issue or come as from a course or fountain. Light proceeds from the sun; vice proceeds from a depraved heart; virtuous affections proceed from God.

4. To come from a person or place. Christ says, "I proceeded forth and came from God." John 8.

5. To prosecute any design.

He that proceeds on other principles in his inquiry into any sciences, posts himself in a party.

6. To be transacted or carried on.

He will, after his sour fashion, tell you,

What hath proceeded worthy note to-day.

[Not now in use.]

7. To make progress; to advance.

8. To begin and carry on a series of actions or measures. The attorney was at a loss in what manner to proceed against the offender. In this sense, the word is often followed by against.

9. To transact; to act; to carry on methodically.

From them I will not hide

My judgments, how with mankind I proceed.

10. To have a course.

This rule only proceeds and takes place, when a person cannot of common law condemn another by his sentence.

11. To issue; to be produced or propagated.

From my loins thou shalt proceed.

12. To be produced by an effectual cause. All created things proceed from God.

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