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Definition a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative by some group
  • he believed all the Marxist dogma
  • "The material world," continued Dupin, "abounds with very strict analogies to the immaterial; and thus some color of truth has been given to the rhetorical dogma, that metaphor, or simile, may be made to strengthen an argument, as well as to embellish a description."
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • dogma = sayings accepted as authoritative by some group
  • As for the dogma, she could not understand it and did not even try.
    Flaubert, Gustave  --  A Simple Soul
  • It is something beyond sects and beyond dogmas.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Poison Belt
  • Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
    Steve Jobs
  • Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • The church is not the stone building nor even the clergy and their dogmas.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He has filled the old skins of dogma with the new wine of love, and shown men what it is to believe, live and be free.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • At parties they start to ask leading questions that have the ring of inquisition; they are interested in my positions, my dogmas.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Minor differences of opinion might arise, but generally Piedmont's educational dogma was law before he had even opened his mouth.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • We are on strike against the dogma that the pursuit of one's happiness is evil.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Where this dogma is not transcended the myth of Going to the Father is taken literally, as describing man's final goal.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The medieval world of feudal politics and religious dogma and hateful superstitions fell before science.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • They have even been known to ignore proven facts that contradict their dogma.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • This was National Party dogma.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He went to Mass every Sunday, he confessed his sins, he believed the dogma.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • All this is basic dogma, so to speak.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • And, so far as this Quest for the Holy Grail is concerned, he seems to have been doing a sort of advanced course in Catholic dogma.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I'm sure it would reveal a crooked nubibus pathway indicative of lifelong reliance on dogma and aversion to change.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad

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