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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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LENGTH, n.

1. The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as the length of a church or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

2. Extent; extension.

Stretch'd at his length he spurns the swarthy ground.

3. A certain extent; a portion of space; with a plural.

Large lengths of seas and shores -

4. Space of time; duration, indefinitely; as a great length of time. What length of time will this enterprise require for its accomplishment?

5. Long duration.

May heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss, with length of days, and every day like this.

6. Reach or extent; as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

7. Extent; as the length of a discourse, essay, or argument.

8. Distance.

He had marched to the length of Exeter.

[Unusual and inelegant.]

1. At length, at or in the full extent. Let the name be inserted at length.

2. At last; at the end or conclusion.

LENGTH, v.t. To extend. [Not used.]




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LENGTH, n.

1. The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as the length of a church or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

2. Extent; extension.

Stretch'd at his length he spurns the swarthy ground.

3. A certain extent; a portion of space; with a plural.

Large lengths of seas and shores -

4. Space of time; duration, indefinitely; as a great length of time. What length of time will this enterprise require for its accomplishment?

5. Long duration.

May heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss, with length of days, and every day like this.

6. Reach or extent; as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

7. Extent; as the length of a discourse, essay, or argument.

8. Distance.

He had marched to the length of Exeter.

[Unusual and inelegant.]

1. At length, at or in the full extent. Let the name be inserted at length.

2. At last; at the end or conclusion.

LENGTH, v.t. To extend. [Not used.]


LENGTH, n. [Sax. lengthe, from leng, long; D. lengte.]

  1. The extent of any thing material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.
  2. Extent; extension. Stretch'd at his length, he spurns the swarthy ground. – Dryden.
  3. A certain extent; a portion of space; with a plural. Large lengths of seas and shores. – Shak.
  4. Space of time; duration, indefinitely; as, a great length of time. What length of time will this enterprise require for its accomplishment?
  5. Long duration. May heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss, / With length of days, and every day like this. – Dryden.
  6. Reach or extent; as, to pursue a subject to a great length.
  7. Extent; as, the length of a discourse, essay, or argument.
  8. Distance. He had marched to the length of Exeter. [Unusual and inelegant.] – Clarendon. At length, at or in the full extent. Let the name be inserted at length. #2. At last; at the end or conclusion. – Dryden.

LENGTH, v.t.

To extend. [Not used.]


Length
  1. The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.
  2. To lengthen.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  3. A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; -- often in the plural.

    Large lengths of seas and shores. Shak.

    The future but a length behind the past. Dryden.

  4. The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.
  5. A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.
  6. Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

    May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss
    With length of days, and every day like this.
    Dryden.

  7. Distance.

    [Obs.]

    He had marched to the length of Exeter. Clarendon.

    At length. (a) At or in the full extent; without abbreviation; as, let the name be inserted at length. (b) At the end or conclusion; after a long period. See Syn. of At last, under Last. -- At arm's length. See under Arm.

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Length

LENGTH, noun

1. The extent of anything material from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as the length of a church or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

2. Extent; extension.

Stretch'd at his length he spurns the swarthy ground.

3. A certain extent; a portion of space; with a plural.

Large lengths of seas and shores -

4. Space of time; duration, indefinitely; as a great length of time. What length of time will this enterprise require for its accomplishment?

5. Long duration.

May heaven, great monarch, still augment your bliss, with length of days, and every day like this.

6. Reach or extent; as, to pursue a subject to a great length

7. Extent; as the length of a discourse, essay, or argument.

8. Distance.

He had marched to the length of Exeter.

[Unusual and inelegant.]

1. At length at or in the full extent. Let the name be inserted at length

2. At last; at the end or conclusion.

LENGTH, verb transitive To extend. [Not used.]

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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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