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Definition opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • Before the separation of Church and State, an accusation of heresy could be treated as treason.
heresy = having opinions most people consider immoral
  • It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
  • heresy = something immoral
  • There were frequent "minor" crusades throughout this period, not only in Palestine but also in the Iberian Peninsula and central Europe, against not only Muslims, but also Christian heretics and personal enemies of the Papacy or other powerful monarchs.
    Crusade - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusade (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • O, I have read it; it is heresy.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Twelfth Night; or What You Will
  • It is heresy to say that in this house, Lady Markby.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  An Ideal Husband
  • "Howard was a Methodist to begin with," said Miss Cornelia, as if she thought he had not far to go from that to heresy.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne's House of Dreams
  • But the measures by which it was intended to purge the land of heresy, though more than sufficiently vigorous, were entirely unsuccessful.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales
  • The Japanese Nichiren sect of Buddhism, which believes that other forms of Buddhism are heretical, is also sometimes labeled fundamentalist.
    Fundamentalism - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalism (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Both the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches formally believe themselves to be the continuation of the true church and the other fallen into heresy, although over the last several decades there has been some reconciliation.
    Eastern Orthodox Church - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodoxy (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • So the church tried Galileo as a heretic,
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • heretic = person with unacceptable religious views
  • In the old days he had hidden a heretical mind beneath an appearance of conformity.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • heretical = characterized by opinions most people consider immoral
  • Anyone who chose the forbidden gospels over Constantine's version was deemed a heretic.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • heretic = someone with unacceptable beliefs
  • As with any dogma, however, there are bound to be heretics.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • heretics = people with opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • Passionate faith I am suspicious of because it hangs witches and burns heretics,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • heretics = people with opinions most people consider immoral
  • I had listened to Florence's heresy, but the God of the church had not hurled his thunder at me.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • heresy = opinions opposed to religious principles
  • "But this is heresy," exclaimed the Queen,
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • heresy = opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • Don't think on these things. Keep an orderly mind. This stuff is like heresy.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • heresy = opinions most people consider immoral
  • ...Emma's religion, he thought, might, from its fervour, end by touching on heresy,
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • heresy = opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • But at this moment, heresy though it was, she could not help thinking the Yankees were right on this one matter, even if wrong in all others.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • heresy = an opinion most people consider immoral
  • Cudn Hope laughed, but Papa looked like he'd just heard heresy incarnate.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
heresy = an immoral idea

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