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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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[.] AVOW'ANT, n. The defendant in replevin, who avows the distress of the goods, and justifies the taking.


[.] WANT, n. [.] 1. Deficiency; defect; the absence of that which is necessary or useful; as a want of power or knowledge fro any purpose; want of food and clothing. The want of money is a common want. 2 Corinthians 8, 9. [.] [.] From having wishes in consequence of ...


[.] WANT-WIT, n. [want and wit.] One destitute of wit or sense; a fool. [Not in much use.]


[.] WANTAGE, n. Deficiency; that which is wanting.


[.] WANTED, pp. Needed; desired.


[.] WANTING, ppr. [.] 1. Needing; lacking; desiring. [.] 2. a. Absent; deficient. One of the twelve is wanting. We have the means, but the application is wanting. [.] 3. Slack; deficient. I shall not be wanting in exertion.


[.] WANTLESS, a. Having no want; abundant; fruitful.


[.] WANTON, a. [.] 1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one way and the other. Wanton boys kill flies for sport. [.] [.] Not a wild and wanton herd. [.] 2. Moving or flying loosely; playing in the wind. [.] [.] She ...


[.] WANTONING, ppr. Roving; flying loosely; playing without restraint; indulging in licentiousness.


[.] WANTONIZE, v.i. To behave wantonly. [Not in use.]


[.] WANTONLY, adv. Loosely; without regularity or restraint; sportively; gayly; playfully; lasciviously.


[.] WANTONNESS, n. [.] 1. Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery. [.] [.] --As sad as night, only for wantonness. [.] 2. Licentiousness; negligence of restraint. [.] [.] The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness. [.] 3. ...


[.] WANTY, n. A broad strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of a beast. [Local.]

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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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EARTH'LY, a. Pertaining to the earth, or to this world.

Our earthly house of this tabernacle. 2 Cor.5.

1. Not heavenly; vile; mean,

This earthly load

Of death called life.

2. Belonging to our present state; as earthly objects; earthly residence.

3. Belonging to the earth or world; carnal; vile; as opposed to spiritual or heavenly.

Whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Phil.3.

4. Corporeal; not mental.

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