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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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ENGRA'IN, v.t. [from grain.] To dye in grain, or in the raw material to dye deep.

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ENGRA'IN, v.t. [from grain.] To dye in grain, or in the raw material to dye deep.

EN-GRAIN, v.t. [from grain.]

To dye in grain, or in the raw material; to dye deep.

  1. To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See Ingrain.

    Leaves engrained in lusty green. Spenser.

  2. To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything] to infuse deeply. See Ingrain.

    The stain hath become engrained by time. Sir W. Scott.

  3. To color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See Grain, v. t., 1.
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ENGRA'IN, verb transitive [from grain.] To dye in grain, or in the raw material to dye deep.

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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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PRESU'ME, v.t. s as z. [L. proesumo; proe, before,and sumo, to take.] To take or suppose to be true or entitled to belief, without examination or positive proof, or on the strength of probability. We presume that a man is honest, who has not been known to cheat or deceive; but in this we are sometimes mistaken. In many cases, the law presumes full payment where positive evidence of it cannot be produced.

We not only presume it may be so, but we actually find it so.

In cases of implied contracts, the law presumes that a man has covenanted or contracted to do what reason and justice dictate.

PRESU'ME, v.i. To venture without positive permission; as, we may presume too far.

1. To form confident or arrogant opinions; with on or upon, before the cause of confidence.

This man presumes upon his parts.

I will not presume so far upon myself.

2. To make confident or arrogant attempts.

In that we presume to see what is meet and convenient, better than God himself.

3. It has on or upon sometimes before the thing supposed.

Luther presumes upon the gift of continency.

It is sometimes followed by of, but improperly.

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