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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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RE'ADING, ppr.

1. Pronouncing or perusing written or printed words or characters of a book or writing.

2. Discovering by marks; understanding.

RE'ADING, n.

1. The act of reading; perusal.

2. Study of books; as a man of extensive reading.

3. A lecture or prelection.

4. Public recital.

The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.

5. In criticism, the manner of reading the manuscripts of ancient authors, where the words or letters are obscure. No small part of the business of critics is to settle the true reading, or real words used by the author; and the various readings of different critics are often perplexing.

6. A commentary or gloss on a law, text or passage.

7. In legislation, the formal recital of a bill by the proper officer, before the house which is to consider it. In Congress and in the state legislatures, a bill must usually have three several readings on different days, before it can be passed into a law.



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RE'ADING, ppr.

1. Pronouncing or perusing written or printed words or characters of a book or writing.

2. Discovering by marks; understanding.

RE'ADING, n.

1. The act of reading; perusal.

2. Study of books; as a man of extensive reading.

3. A lecture or prelection.

4. Public recital.

The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.

5. In criticism, the manner of reading the manuscripts of ancient authors, where the words or letters are obscure. No small part of the business of critics is to settle the true reading, or real words used by the author; and the various readings of different critics are often perplexing.

6. A commentary or gloss on a law, text or passage.

7. In legislation, the formal recital of a bill by the proper officer, before the house which is to consider it. In Congress and in the state legislatures, a bill must usually have three several readings on different days, before it can be passed into a law.

READ-ING, n.

  1. The act of reading; perusal.
  2. Study of books; as, a man of extensive reading.
  3. A lecture or prelection.
  4. Pubic recital. The Jews had their weekly readings of the law. – Hooker.
  5. In criticism, the manner of reading the manuscripts of ancient authors, where the words or letters are obscure. No small part of the business of critics is to settle the true reading, or real words used by the author; and the various readings of different critics are often perplexing.
  6. A commentary or gloss on a law, text or passage. – Encyc.
  7. In legislation, the formal recital of a ball by the proper officer, before the house which is to consider it. In Congress and in the state legislatures, a bill must usually have three several readings on different days, before it can be passed into a law.

READ-ING, ppr.

  1. Pronouncing or perusing written or printed words or characters of a book or writing.
  2. Discovering by marks; understanding.

Read"ing
  1. The act of one who reads; perusal; also, printed or written matter to be read.
  2. Of or pertaining to the act of reading; used in reading.
  3. Study of books; literary scholarship; as, a man of extensive reading.
  4. Addicted to reading; as, a reading community.

    Reading book, a book for teaching reading; a reader. -- Reading desk, a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church. -- Reading glass, a large lens with more or less magnifying power, attached to a handle, and used in reading, etc. -- Reading man, one who reads much; hence, in the English universities, a close, industrious student. -- Reading room, a room appropriated to reading; a room provided with papers, periodicals, and the like, to which persons resort.

  5. A lecture or prelection; public recital.

    The Jews had their weekly readings of the law. Hooker.

  6. The way in which anything reads; force of a word or passage presented by a documentary authority; lection; version.
  7. Manner of reciting, or acting a part, on the stage; way of rendering.

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  8. An observation read from the scale of a graduated instrument; as, the reading of a barometer.

    Reading of a bill (Legislation), its formal recital, by the proper officer, before the House which is to consider it.

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Reading

RE'ADING, participle present tense

1. Pronouncing or perusing written or printed words or characters of a book or writing.

2. Discovering by marks; understanding.

RE'ADING, noun

1. The act of reading; perusal.

2. Study of books; as a man of extensive reading

3. A lecture or prelection.

4. Public recital.

The Jews had their weekly readings of the law.

5. In criticism, the manner of reading the manuscripts of ancient authors, where the words or letters are obscure. No small part of the business of critics is to settle the true reading or real words used by the author; and the various readings of different critics are often perplexing.

6. A commentary or gloss on a law, text or passage.

7. In legislation, the formal recital of a bill by the proper officer, before the house which is to consider it. In Congress and in the state legislatures, a bill must usually have three several readings on different days, before it can be passed into a law.

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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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sized

SI'ZED, pp.

1. Adjusted according to size; prepared with size.

2. a. Having a particular magnitude. And as my love is siz'd my fear is so. [Note. This word is used in compounds; as large-sized, common-sized, middle-sized, & c.]

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