Wednesday - November 22, 2017

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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GA'ZING, ppr. [See Gaze] Looking with fixed attention.

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GA'ZING, ppr. [See Gaze] Looking with fixed attention.

GAZ'ING, ppr. [See Gaze.]

Looking with fixed attention.

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GA'ZING, participle present tense [See Gaze] Looking with fixed attention.

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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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PAR'ALLEL, a. [Gr. against or opposite, and one the other.]

1. In geometry, extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant. One body or line is parallel to another, when the surfaces of the bodies or the lines are at an equal distance throughout the whole length.

2. Having the same direction or tendency; running in accordance with something.

When honor runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.

3. Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; like; similar; equal in all essential parts; as a parallel case; a parallel passage in the evangelists.

PAR'ALLEL, n. A line which throughout its whole extent is equidistant from another line; as parallels of latitude.

Who made the spider parallels design,

Sure as De Moivre without rule or line?

1. A line on the globe marking the latitude.

2. Direction conformable to that of another line.

3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; likeness.

'Twixt earthly females and the moon,

All parallels exactly run.

4. Comparison made; as, to draw a parallel between two characters.

5. Any thing equal to or resembling another in all essential particulars.

None but thyself can be thy parallel.

PAR'ALLEL, v.t. To place so as to keep the same direction, and at an equal distance from something else.

1. To level; to equal.

2. To correspond to.

3. To be equal to; to resemble in all essential points.

4. To compare.

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