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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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BUILD, v.i. [bild.]

  1. To exercise the art or practice the business of building. To build, to plant, whatever you intend. – Pope.
  2. To construct, rest or depend on as a foundation; as, to build on the opinions of others. – Addison.

  1. To erect or construct, as an edifice or fabric of any kind; to form by uniting materials into a regular structure; to fabricate; to make; to raise.

    Nor aught availed him now
    To have built in heaven high towers.

  2. To exercise the art, or practice the business, of building.
  3. Form or mode of construction; general figure; make; as, the build of a ship.
  4. To raise or place on a foundation; to form, establish, or produce by using appropriate means.

    Who builds his hopes in air of your good looks.

  5. To rest or depend, as on a foundation; to ground one's self or one's hopes or opinions upon something deemed reliable; to rely; as, to build on the opinions or advice of others.
  6. To increase and strengthen; to increase the power and stability of; to settle, or establish, and preserve; -- frequently with up; as, to build up one's constitution.

    I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up.
    Acts xx. 32.

    Syn. -- To erect; construct; raise; found; frame.

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BILD, verb transitive bild; preterit tense built; participle passive built, pronounced bilt. The regular preterit tense and participle passive builded, is sometimes used.

1. To frame, construct, and raise, as an edifice or fabric of almost any kind, as a house, barn, shop, ship or vessel, a wall, or other structure of art; to unite materials into a regular structure for use or convenience.

2. To raise by art; to frame or shape into a particular form; as, to build up a head dress in a cone.

3. To raise any thing on a support or foundation; as, to build our hopes on air.

4. In scripture, to increase and strengthen; to cement and knit together; to settle or establish and preserve. Acts 20:32. Ephesians 2:22. i Sam. 2.35.

BUILD, verb intransitive bild. To exercise the art, or practice the business of building.

To build to plant, whatever you intend.

1. To construct, rest or depend on as a foundation; as, to build on the opinions of others.

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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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ENLI'VEN, v.t. enli'vn. [from life, live.] Literally, to give life. Hence,

1. To give action or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.

2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to animate; to make sprightly. social mirth and good humor enliven company; they enliven the dull and gloomy.

3. To make cheerful, gay or joyous.

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