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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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1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
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RECOMMEND', v.t. [re and commend.]

1. To praise to another; to offer or commend to another's notice, confidence or kindness by favorable representations.

Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus.

[In this sense, commend, though less common, is the preferable word.]

2. To make acceptable.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, succeeds, and ev'n a stranger recommends.

3. To commit with prayers.

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God. Acts. 15.

[Commend here is much to be preferred.]



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RECOMMEND', v.t. [re and commend.]

1. To praise to another; to offer or commend to another's notice, confidence or kindness by favorable representations.

Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus.

[In this sense, commend, though less common, is the preferable word.]

2. To make acceptable.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, succeeds, and ev'n a stranger recommends.

3. To commit with prayers.

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God. Acts. 15.

[Commend here is much to be preferred.]

REC-OM-MEND', v.t. [re and commend; Fr. recommander.]

  1. To praise to another; to offer or commend to another's notice, confidence or kindness by favorable representations. Mæcenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus. – Dryden. [In this sense, commend, though less common, is the preferable word.]
  2. To make acceptable. A decent boldness ever meets with friends, / Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends. – Pope.
  3. To commit with prayer. Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God. – Acts xv. [Commend here is much to be preferred.]

Rec`om*mend"
  1. To commend to the favorable notice of another] to commit to another's care, confidence, or acceptance, with favoring representations; to put in a favorable light before any one; to bestow commendation on; as, he recommended resting the mind and exercising the body.

    Mæcenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus, whose praises . . . have made him precious to posterity. Dryden.

  2. To make acceptable; to attract favor to.

    A decent boldness ever meets with friends,
    Succeeds, and e'en a stranger recommends.
    Pope.

  3. To commit; to give in charge; to commend.

    Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. Acts xv. 40.

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Recommend

RECOMMEND', verb transitive [re and commend.]

1. To praise to another; to offer or commend to another's notice, confidence or kindness by favorable representations.

Maecenas recommended Virgil and Horace to Augustus.

[In this sense, commend, though less common, is the preferable word.]

2. To make acceptable.

A decent boldness ever meets with friends, succeeds, and ev'n a stranger recommends.

3. To commit with prayers.

Paul chose Silas and departed, being recommended by the brethren to the grace of God. Acts 15:40.

[Commend here is much to be preferred.]

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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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soul

SOUL, n.

1. The spiritual, rational and immortal substance in man, which distinguishes him from brutes; that part of man which enables him to think and reason, and which renders him a subject of moral government. The immortality of the soul is a fundamental article of the christian system. Such is the nature of the human soul that it must have a God, an object of supreme affection.

2. The understanding; the intellectual principle. The eyes of our soul then only begin to see, when our bodily eye are closing.

3. Vital principle. Thou son, of this great world both eye and soul.

4. Spirit; essence; chief part; as charity, the soul of all the virtues. Emotion is the soul of eloquence.

5. Life; animation principle or part; as, an able commander is the soul of an army.

6. Internal power. There is some soul of goodness in things evil.

7. A human being; a person. There was no a soul present. In Paris there are more than seven hundred thousand souls. London, Westminster, Southwark and the suburbs, are said to contain twelve hundred thousand souls.

8. Animal life. To deliver their soil from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Ps. 33. 7.

9. Active power. And heaven would fly before the driving soul.

10. Spirit; courage; fire; grandeur of mind. That he wants caution he must needs confess, but not a soul to give our arms success.

11. Generosity; nobleness of mind; a colloquial use.

12. An intelligent being. Every soul in heav'n shall bend the knee.

13. Heart; affection. The soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David. I Sam. 18.

14. In Scripture, appetite; as the full soul; the hungry soul. Prov. 27. Job 33.

15. A familiar compellation of a person, but often expressing some qualities of the mind; as alas, poor soul; he was a good soul.

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