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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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halve

H`ALVE, v.t. h`av. [from half.] To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple.




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H`ALVE, v.t. h`av. [from half.] To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple.


HALVE, v.t. [h'av. from half.]

To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple.


Hal"ve
  1. A half.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. To divide into two equal parts] as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.

    So far apart their lives are thrown
    From the twin soul that halves their own.
    M. Arnold.

  3. Of a hole, match, etc., to reach or play in the same number of strokes as an opponent.
  4. To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
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Halve

H'ALVE, verb transitive h'av. [from half.] To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple.

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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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subsist

SUBSIST', v.i. [L. subsisto; sub and sisto, to stand, to be fixed.]

1. To be; to have existence; applicable to matter or spirit.

2. To continue; to retain the present state.

Firm we subsist, but possible to swerve.

3. To live; to be maintained with food and clothing. How many of the human race subsist on the labors of others! How many armies have subsisted on plunder!

4. To inhere; to have existence by means of something else; as qualities that subsist in substances.

SUBSIST', v.t. To feed; to maintain; to support with provisions. The king subsisted his troops on provisions plundered from the enemy.

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