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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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ADO'RED, pp. Worshipped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

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ADO'RED, pp. Worshipped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

A-DOR'ED, pp.

Worshiped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

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ADO'RED, participle passive Worshipped as divine; highly reverenced; greatly beloved.

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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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IN'STANCE, n. [L. insto, to press; in and sto, to stand.]

Literally, a standing on. Hence,

1. Urgency; a pressing; solicitation; importunity; application. The request was granted at the instance of the defendant's advocate.

2. Example; a case occurring; a case offered. Howard furnished a remarkable instance of disinterested benevolence. The world may never witness a second instance of the success of daring enterprise and usurpation, equal to that of Buonaparte.

Suppose the earth should be removed nearer to the sun, and revolve, for instance,in the orbit of Mercury, the whole ocean would boil with heat.

The use of instances, is to illustrate and explain a difficulty.

3. Time; occasion; occurrence.

These seem as if, in the time of Edward I, they were drawn up into the form of a law, in the first instance.

4. Motive; influence.

5. Process of a suit.

Instance-court, a branch of the court of admiralty, in England, distinct from the prize-court.

IN'STANCE, v.i. To give or offer an example or case.

As to false citations--I shall instance in two or three.

IN'STANCE, v.t. To mention as an example or case. He instanced the event of Caesar's death.

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