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[.] HO'LY, a. [.] 1. Properly, whole, entire or perfect, in a moral sense. Hence, pure in heart, temper or dispositions; free from sin and sinful affections. Applied to the Supreme Being, holy signifies perfectly pure, immaculate and complete in moral character; and ...


[.] HOLY-CROSS day, n. The fourteenth of September.


[.] HO'LY-ONE, n. An appellation of the Supreme Being, by way of emphasis. [.] 1. An appellation of Christ. Is.43. [.] 2. One separated to the service of God. Deut. 33.


[.] HOLY-ROOD day, n. A festival observed by Roman Catholics in memory of the exaltation of our Savior's cross.


[.] HO'LY-THISTLE, n. A plant of the genus Cnicus. [.] The blessed thistle, Centaurea benedicta.


[.] HO'LY-THURSDAY, n. The day on which the ascension of our Savior is commemorated, ten days before Whitsuntide.


[.] HO'LY-WEEK, n. The week before Easter, in which the passion of our Savior is commemorated.


[.] HOL'YDAY, n. A day set apart for commemorating some important event in history; a festival intended to celebrate some event deemed auspicious to the welfare of a nation; particularly an anniversary festival, devoted to religious solemnities; as christmas holydays. [.] 1. ...


[.] MEL'ANCHOLY, n. [Gr. black, and bile; L. melancholia.] [.] 1. A gloomy state of mind, often a gloomy state that is of some continuance, or habitual; depression of spirits induced by grief; dejection of spirits. This was formerly supposed to proceed from a redundance ...


[.] POM'PHOLYX,n. [L. from Gr. a tumor; a blast, a puff, a bubble, a pustule. See Pomp.] The white oxyd which sublimes during the combustion of zink; called flowers of zink. It rises and adheres to the dome of the furnace and the covers of crucibles.


[.] SCHO'LY, n. A scholium. [Not in use.] [.] SCHO'LY, v.i. To write comments. [Not in use.]


[.] UNHO'LY, a. [.] 1. Not holy; not renewed and sanctified. 2Timothy 3. [.] 2. Profane; not hallowed; not consecrated; common. Heb. 10. [.] 3. Impious; wicked. [.] 4. Not ceremonially purified. Lev. 10.

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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.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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