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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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UNCER'TAIN, a.

1. Not certain; doubtful; not certainly known. it is uncertain who will be the next president.

2. Doubtful; not having certain knowledge.

man without the protection of a superior Being - is uncertain of every thing that he hopes for.

3. Not sure in the consequence.

Or whistling slings dismiss'd the uncertain stone.

4. Not sure; not exact.

Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.

5. Unsettled; irregular.



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UNCER'TAIN, a.

1. Not certain; doubtful; not certainly known. it is uncertain who will be the next president.

2. Doubtful; not having certain knowledge.

man without the protection of a superior Being - is uncertain of every thing that he hopes for.

3. Not sure in the consequence.

Or whistling slings dismiss'd the uncertain stone.

4. Not sure; not exact.

Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.

5. Unsettled; irregular.

UN-CER'TAIN, a.

  1. Not certain; doubtful; not certainly known. It is uncertain who will be the next president.
  2. Doubtful; not having certain knowledge. Man without the protection of a superior Being–is uncertain of every thing that he hopes for. Tillotson.
  3. Not sure in the consequence. Or whistling slings dismiss'd the uncertain stone. Gay.
  4. Not sure; not exact. Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim. Dryden.
  5. Unsettled; irregular. Hooker.

Un*cer"tain
  1. Not certain; not having certain knowledge; not assured in mind; distrustful.

    Chaucer.

    Man, without the protection of a superior Being, . . . is uncertain of everything that he hopes for. Tillotson.

  2. To make uncertain.

    [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
  3. Irresolute; inconsonant; variable; untrustworthy; as, an uncertain person; an uncertain breeze.

    O woman! in our hours of ease,
    Uncertain, coy, and hard to please!
    Sir W. Scott.

  4. Questionable; equivocal; indefinite; problematical.

    "The fashion of uncertain evils." Milton.

    From certain dangers to uncertain praise. Dryden.

  5. Not sure; liable to fall or err; fallible.

    Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim. Dryden.

    Whistling slings dismissed the uncertain stone. Gay.

    Syn. -- See Precarious.

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Uncertain

UNCER'TAIN, adjective

1. Not certain; doubtful; not certainly known. it is uncertain who will be the next president.

2. Doubtful; not having certain knowledge.

man without the protection of a superior Being - is uncertain of every thing that he hopes for.

3. Not sure in the consequence.

Or whistling slings dismiss'd the uncertain stone.

4. Not sure; not exact.

Soon bent his bow, uncertain in his aim.

5. Unsettled; irregular.

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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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TRUE, a.

1. Conformable to fact; being in accordance with the actual state of things; as a true relation or narration; a true history. A declaration is true, when it states the facts. In this sense, true is opposed to false.

2. Genuine; pure; real; not counterfeit, adulterated or false; as true balsam; the true bark; true love of country; a true christian.

--The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1.

3. Faithful; steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince or to the state; loyal; not false, fickle or perfidious; as a true friend; a true lover; a man true to his king, true to his country, true to his word; a husband true to his wife; a wife true to her husband; a servant true to his master; an officer true to his charge.

4. Free from falsehood; as a true witness.

5. Honest; not fraudulent; as good men and true.

If king Edward be as true and just--

6. Exact; right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; as a true copy; a true likeness of the original.

7. Straight; right; as a true line; the true course of a ship.

8. Not false or pretended; real; as, Christ was the true Messiah.

9. Rightful; as, George IV is the true king of England.

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