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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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NAIAD, n. To flow.

1. In mythology, a water nymph; a deity that presides over rivers and springs.

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NAIAD, n. To flow.

1. In mythology, a water nymph; a deity that presides over rivers and springs.
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  1. A water nymph; one of the lower female divinities, fabled to preside over some body of fresh water, as a lake, river, brook, or fountain.
  2. Any species of a tribe (Naiades) of freshwater bivalves, including Unio, Anodonta, and numerous allied genera; a river mussel.
  3. One of a group of butterflies. See Nymph.
  4. Any plant of the order Naiadaceæ, such as eelgrass, pondweed, etc.
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NAIAD, noun To flow.

1. In mythology, a water nymph; a deity that presides over rivers and springs.

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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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EAT, v.t. pret. ate; pp. eat or eaten. [L. edo, esse, esum.]

1. To bite or chew and swallow, as food.

Men eat flesh and vegetables.

They shall make thee to eat grass as oxen. Dan.4.

2. To corrode; to wear away; to separate parts of a thing gradually, as an animal by gnawing. We say a cancer eats the flesh.

3. To consume; to waste.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them. Ecc.5.

4. To enjoy.

If ye be willing and obedient,ye shall eat the good of the land. Is.1.

5. To consume; to oppress.

Who eat up my people as they eat bread. Ps.14.

6. To feast.

Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die. Is.22.

In scripture, to eat the flesh of Christ, is to believe on him and be nourished by faith.

To eat one's words, is to swallow back; to take back what has been uttered; to retract.

EAT, v.i. To take food; to feed; to take a meal, or to board.

He did eat continually at the king's table. 2 Sam.

Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners. Matt.9.

1. To take food; to be maintained in food.

To eat, or to eat in or into, is to make way by corrosion; to gnaw, to enter by gradually wearing or separating the parts of a substance. A cancer eats into the flesh.

Their word will eat as doth a canker. 2 Tim.2.

To eat out, to consume.

Their word will eat out the vitals of religion, corrupt and destroy it.

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