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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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COLORED, pp.

1. Having the external appearance changed; dyed; tinged; painted stained.

2. Streaked; striped; having a diversity of hues.

3. Having a specious appearance.

Colored people, black people, Africans or their descendants, mixed or unmixed.



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COLORED, pp.

1. Having the external appearance changed; dyed; tinged; painted stained.

2. Streaked; striped; having a diversity of hues.

3. Having a specious appearance.

Colored people, black people, Africans or their descendants, mixed or unmixed.

COL'OR-ED, pp.

  1. Having the external appearance changed; dyed; tinged; painted or stained.
  2. Streaked; striped; having a diversity of hues. – Bacon.
  3. Having a specious appearance. Colored people, black people, Africans or their descendants, mixed or unmixed.

Col"ored
  1. Having color; tinged; dyed; painted; stained.

    The lime rod, colored as the glede.
    Chaucer.

    The colored rainbow arched wide.
    Spenser.

  2. Specious; plausible; adorned so as to appear well; as, a highly colored description.

    Sir G. C. Lewis.

    His colored crime with craft to cloke.
    Spenser.

  3. Of some other color than black or white.
  4. Of some other color than white; specifically applied to negroes or persons having negro blood; as, a colored man; the colored people.
  5. Of some other color than green.

    Colored, meaning, as applied to foliage, of some other color than green.
    Gray.

    * In botany, green is not regarded as a color, but white is. Wood.

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Colored

COLORED, participle passive

1. Having the external appearance changed; dyed; tinged; painted stained.

2. Streaked; striped; having a diversity of hues.

3. Having a specious appearance.

COLORED people, black people, Africans or their descendants, mixed or unmixed.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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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unseasonableness

UNSE'ASONABLENESS, n. [supra.] The quality or state of being unseasonable, ill timed, or out of the usual time.

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