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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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RAN'DOM, n.

1. A roving motion or course without direction; hence, want of direction, rule or method; hazard; chance; used in the phrase, at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

2. Course; motion; progression; distance of a body thrown; as the furthest random of a missile weapon.

RAN'DOM, a.

1. Done at hazard or without settled aim or purpose; left to chance; as a random blow.

2. Uttered or done without previous calculation; as a random guess.



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RAN'DOM, n.

1. A roving motion or course without direction; hence, want of direction, rule or method; hazard; chance; used in the phrase, at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

2. Course; motion; progression; distance of a body thrown; as the furthest random of a missile weapon.

RAN'DOM, a.

1. Done at hazard or without settled aim or purpose; left to chance; as a random blow.

2. Uttered or done without previous calculation; as a random guess.

RAN'DOM, a.

  1. Done at hazard or without settled aim or purpose; left to chance; as, a random blow.
  2. Uttered or done without previous calculation; as, a random guess.

RAN'DOM, n. [Norm. randun; Sax. randun; Fr. randonnée, a rapid course of water; randon, a gushing.]

  1. A roving motion or course without direction; hence, want of direction, rule or method; hazard chance; used in the phrase, at random, that is without a settled point of direction; at hazard.
  2. Course; motion; progression; distance of a body thrown; as, the furthest random of a missile weapon. – Digby.

Ran"dom
  1. Force; violence.

    [Obs.]

    For courageously the two kings newly fought with great random and force. E. Hall.

  2. Going at random or by chance; done or made at hazard, or without settled direction, aim, or purpose; hazarded without previous calculation; left to chance; haphazard; as, a random guess.

    Some random truths he can impart. Wordsworth.

    So sharp a spur to the lazy, and so strong a bridle to the random. H. Spencer.

    Random courses (Masonry), courses of stone of unequal thickness. -- Random shot, a shot not directed or aimed toward any particular object, or a shot with the muzzle of the gun much elevated. -- Random work (Masonry), stonework consisting of stones of unequal sizes fitted together, but not in courses nor always with flat beds.

  3. A roving motion; course without definite direction; want of direction, rule, or method; hazard; chance; -- commonly used in the phrase at random, that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

    Counsels, when they fly
    At random, sometimes hit most happily.
    Herrick.

    O, many a shaft, at random sent,
    Finds mark the archer little meant!
    Sir W. Scott.

  4. Distance to which a missile is cast; range; reach; as, the random of a rifle ball.

    Sir K. Digby.
  5. The direction of a rake- vein.

    Raymond.
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RAN'DOM, noun

1. A roving motion or course without direction; hence, want of direction, rule or method; hazard; chance; used in the phrase, at random that is, without a settled point of direction; at hazard.

2. Course; motion; progression; distance of a body thrown; as the furthest random of a missile weapon.

RAN'DOM, adjective

1. Done at hazard or without settled aim or purpose; left to chance; as a random blow.

2. Uttered or done without previous calculation; as a random guess.

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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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UNHU'MAN, a. Inhuman. [But inhuman is the word used.]

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