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Definition a person who believes they lack true knowledge about the existence of God (but believes that God might exist)

or more rarely:  someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
  • He's agnostic — about the existence of God and the proof of any non-physical belief.
agnostic = someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something — especially belief in God
  • "Were growing an odd crop of agnostics this year!"
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • agnostics = people who believe they lack true knowledge about the existence of God
  • He was born Jewish, but became an agnostic when he was a teenager, partly because of all that had happened to him as a child.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • agnostic = a person who believes they lack true knowledge about the existence of God (but believes that God might exist)
  • David, a lifelong agnostic, had always seemed to be hungry for something more meaningful in his life.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • agnostic = person who believes they lack true knowledge about the existence of God (but believes that God might exist)
  • If a miracle happened in your office, you'd have to hush it up, now so many bishops are agnostics.
    Chesterton, Gilbert K.  --  The Wisdom Of Father Brown
  • He is pure agnostic - same as me.
    Kipling, Rudyard  --  Kim
  • The beginning is an obvious appeal to the agnostic rulers.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Because, Miss Nosy, I am agnostic.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • In the High Explosives Sheds they object to the presence of Agnostics as unsafe.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • Bea's Lutheran friends were as much offended by his agnostic gibes as the merchants by his radicalism.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • He is pure agnostic—same as me.'
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • The stranger began to babble and made a prophecy concerning the child that lay in the arms of the agnostic.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • He was setting now full sail towards Agnosticism, but such a religious Agnosticism that Miriam did not suffer so badly.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • But Carlos dismissed the Frenchman's agnostic analysis.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • I would never find someone who would understand my peculiar mix of Catholicism and agnosticism, Hispanic and American styles.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I don't know if I'm agnostic, but at least I'm honest.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • I didn't have the heart to tell him the truth: that I was much closer to an atheist than an agnostic, that I doubted there was a God at all.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • A person who is unable to say categorically whether or not the gods or God exists is called an agnostic.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • It is not atheists who get stuck in my craw, but agnostics.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • As for faith, I've always called myself an agnostic.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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