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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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QUITE, adv. [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]

Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly. The work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished.

He hath sold us and quite devoured also our money. Gen. 31.

The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles.



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QUITE, adv. [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]

Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly. The work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished.

He hath sold us and quite devoured also our money. Gen. 31.

The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles.

QUITE, adv. [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]

Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly. The work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished. He hath sold us and quite devoured also our money. Gen. xxxi. The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles. – Spectator.


Quite
  1. See Quit.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly; as, the work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished; to be quite mistaken.

    Man shall not quite be lost, but saved who will. Milton.

    The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles. Spectator.

  3. To a great extent or degree; very; very much; considerably.

    "Quite amusing." Macaulay.

    He really looks quite concerned. Landor.

    The island stretches along the land and is quite close to it. Jowett (Thucyd. ).

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Quite

QUITE, adverb [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]

Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly. The work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished.

He hath sold us and quite devoured also our money. Genesis 31:15.

The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles.

QUIT'-RENT, noun [Latin quietus reditus.] A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quieted or quit from all other service.

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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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familiar

FAMIL'IAR, a. famil'yar. [L. familiaris, familia, family, which see.]

1. Pertaining to a family; domestic.

2. Accustomed by frequent converse; well acquainted with; intimate; close; as a familiar friend or companion.

3. Affable; not formal or distant; easy in conversation.

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

4. Well acquainted with; knowing by frequent use. Be familiar with the scriptures.

5. Well known; learned or well understood by frequent use. Let the scriptures be familiar to us.

6. Unceremonious; free; unconstrained; easy. The emperor conversed with the gentleman in the most familiar manner.

7. Common; frequent and intimate. By familiar intercourse, strong attachments are soon formed.

8. Easy; unconstrained; not formal. His letters are written in a familiar style.

He sports in loose familiar strains.

9. Intimate in an unlawful degree.

A poor man found a priest familiar with his wife.

FAMIL'IAR, n.

1. An intimate; a close companion; one long acquainted; one accustomed to another by free, unreserved converse.

All my familiars watched for my halting. Jer. 20.

2. A demon or evil spirit supposed to attend at a call. But in general we say, a familiar spirit.

3. In the court of Inquisition, a person who assists in apprehending and imprisoning the accused.

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