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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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JAUNT. [See Jant.]

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JAUNT. [See Jant.]

JAUNT, n. [See JANT.]

  1. To ramble here and there; to stroll; to make an excursion.
  2. To jolt; to jounce.

    [Obs.] Bale.
  3. A wearisome journey.


    Our Savior, meek, and with untroubled mind
    After his aëry jaunt, though hurried sore.
    Hungry and cold, betook him to his rest.

  4. To ride on a jaunting car.

    Jaunting car, a kind of low-set open vehicle, used in Ireland, in which the passengers ride sidewise, sitting back to back. [Written also jaunty car.] Thackeray.

  5. A short excursion for pleasure or refreshment; a ramble; a short journey.
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JAUNT. [See Jant.]

JAV'EL, verb transitive To bemire; and as a noun, a wandering or dirty fellow.

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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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EMP'TY, a.

1. Containing nothing, or nothing but air; as an empty chest; empty space; an empty purse is a serious evil.

2. Evacuated; not filled; as empty shackles.

3. Unfurnished; as an empty room.

4. Void; devoid.

In civility thou seemest so empty.

5. Void; destitute of solid matter; as empty air.

6. Destitute of force or effect; as empty words.

7. Unsubstantial; unsatisfactory; not able to fill the mind or the desires. The pleasures of life are empty and unsatisfying.

Pleased with empty praise.

8. Not supplied; having nothing to carry.

They beat him, and sent him away empty. Mark 12.

9. Hungry.

My falcon now is sharp and passing empty.

10. Unfurnished with intellect or knowledge; vacant of head; ignorant; as an empty coxcomb.

11. Unfruitful; producing nothing.

Israel is an empty vine. Hosca 10.

Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind. Gen.41.

12. Wanting substance; wanting solidity; as empty dreams.

13. Destitute; waste;desolate.

Nineveh is empty. Nah.2.

14. Without effect.

The sword of Saul returned not empty. 2 Sam.1.

15. Without a cargo; in ballast; as, the ship returned empty.

EMP'TY, v.t. To exhaust; to make void or destitute; to deprive of the contents; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.

1. To pour out the contents.

The clouds empty themselves on the earth. Eccles.11.

Rivers empty themselves into the ocean.

2. To waste; to make desolate. Jer.51.

EMP'TY, v.i. To pour out or discharge its contents.

The Connecticut empties into the Sound.

1. To become empty.

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