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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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SUBMIN'ISTRATE, v.t. [L. subministro; sub and ministro.]

To supply; to afford. [Not in use.]

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SUBMIN'ISTRATE, v.t. [L. subministro; sub and ministro.]

To supply; to afford. [Not in use.]

N / A

  1. To supply; to afford; to subminister.

    [Obs.] Harvey.
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SUBMIN'ISTRATE, verb transitive [Latin subministro; sub and ministro.]

To supply; to afford. [Not in use.]

SUBMIN'ISTER, verb intransitive To subserve; to be useful to.

Our passions--subminister to the best and worst of purposes.

[Not in use.] [See Minister and Administer.]

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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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STALK, n. [G., a handle, and a stalk or stem. Gr. from the root of stall; to set.]

1. The stem, culm or main body of an herbaceous plant. Thus we speak of a stalk of wheat, rye or oats, the stalks of maiz or hemp. The stalk of herbaceous plants, answers to the stem of shrubs and tress, and denotes that which is set, the fixed part of a plant, its support; or it is a shoot.

2. The pedicle of a flower, or the peduncle that supports the fructification of a plant.

3. The stem of a quill.

STALK, v.i.

1. To walk with high and proud steps; usually implying the affectation of dignity, and hence the word usually expresses dislike. The poets however use the word to express dignity of step.

With manly mein he stalkd along the ground.

Then stalking through the deep he fords the ocean.

2. It is used with some insinuation of contempt or abhorrence.

Stalks close behind her, like a witchs fiend, pressing to be employd.

Tis not to stalk about and draw fresh air from time to time.

3. To walk behind a stalking horse or behind a cover.

The king crept under the shoulder of his led horse, and said, I must stalk.

STALK, n. A high, proud, stately step or walk.

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