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  • This detection gave many of our party disgust, who accordingly abandoned his cause, and occasion’d our more speedy discomfiture in the synod.
  • Those, however, of our congregation, who considered themselves as orthodox Presbyterians, disapprov’d his doctrine, and were join’d by most of the old clergy, who arraign’d him of heterodoxy before the synod, in order to have him silenc’d.

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  • Has he been examined by any synod or council?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • All you gods, In general synod, take away her power; Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven, As low as to the fiends!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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