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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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SCAR'IFYING, ppr. Making small incisions in the skin with an instrument.

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SCAR'IFYING, ppr. Making small incisions in the skin with an instrument.


Making small incisions in the skin with an instrument.

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SCAR'IFYING, participle present tense Making small incisions in the skin with an instrument.

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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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START, v.t.

1. To move suddenly, as if by a twitch; as, to start in sleep or by a sudden spasm.

2. To move suddenly, as by an involuntary shrinking from sudden fear or alarm.

I start as from some dreadful dream.

3. To move with sudden quickness, as with a spring or leap.

A spirit fit to start into an empire, and look the world to law.

4. To shrink; to wince.

But if he start, it is the flesh of a corrupted heart.

5. To move suddenly aside; to deviate; generally with from, out of, or aside.

Th old drudging sun from his long beaten way shall at thy voice start and misguide the day.

Keep your soul to the work when ready to start aside.

6. To set out; to commence a race, as from a barrier or goal. The horses started at the word, go.

At once they start, advancing in a line.

7. To set out; to commence a journey or enterprise. The public coaches start at six oclock.

When two start into the world together--

To start up, to rise suddenly, as from a seat or couch; or to come suddenly into notice or importance.

START, v.t.

1. To alarm; to disturb suddenly; to startle; to rouse.

Upon malicious bravery dost thou come, to start my quiet?

2. To rouse suddenly from concealment; to cause to flee or fly; as, to start a hare or a woodcock; to start game.

3. To bring into motion; to produce suddenly to view or notice.

Brutus will start a spirit as soon as Cesar.

The present occasion has started the dispute among us.

So we say, to start a question, to start an objection; that is, to suggest or propose anew.

4. To invent or discover; to bring within pursuit.

Sensual men agree in the pursuit of every pleasure they can start.

5. To move suddenly from its place; to dislocate; as, to start a bone.

One started the end of the clavicle from the sternum.

6. To empty, as liquor from a cask; to pour out; as, to start wine into another cask.


1. A sudden motion of the body, produced by spasm; a sudden twitch or spasmodic affection; as a start in sleep.

2. A sudden motion from alarm.

The fright awakend Arcite with a start.

3. A sudden rousing to action; a spring; excitement.

Now fear I this will give it start again.

4. Sally; sudden motion or effusion; a bursting forth; as starts of fancy.

To check the starts and sallies of the soul.

5. Sudden fit; sudden motion followed by intermission.

For she did speak in starts distractedly.

Nature does nothing by starts and leaps, or in a hurry.

6. A quick spring; a darting; a shoot; a push; as, to give a start.

Both cause the string to give a quicker start.

7. First in motion from a place; act of setting out.

The start of first performance is all.

You stand like grayhounds in the slips, straining upon the start.

To get the start, to begin before another; to gain the advantage in a similar undertaking.

Get the start of the majestic world.

She might have forsaken him, if he had not got the start of her.

START, n. A projection; a push; a horn; a tail. IN the latter sense it occurs int he name of the bird red-start. Hence the Start, in Devonshire.

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