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  • the Principal is desirous that my thesis should be dogmatic,   (source)
    dogmatic = state opinions as absolute truth
  • His gentleness was never tinged by dogmatism, and his instructions were given with an air of frankness and good nature that banished every idea of pedantry.   (source)
    dogmatism = stating opinions as absolute truth
  • Owen's opinion of Pastor Merrill had improved considerably from those earlier years when the issue of the minister's doubt had bothered Owen's dogmatic side; Mr. Merrill had to be aware—awkwardly so—of the role The Voice had played in securing his appointment as school minister.†   (source)
  • The cousin, a large dogmatic woman, said that big-city men prefer us village girls because we are brought up to be caring and have no minds of our own.†   (source)
  • If I did not keep this possibility open I would be dogmatic, and not a true philosopher.†   (source)
  • For example, the Apocrypha claim that magic can be practised and that lies in certain cases may be permissible, and such statements, of course, upset dogmatic interpreters of Scripture.†   (source)
  • It is impossible to be in that town and not be in the shadow of those great towers; impossible to find oneself on those plains and not be troubled by that cruel and elegant, dogmatic and pagan presence.†   (source)
  • I saw such a spirit of dogmatism and bigotry in clergy and laity, that if I should be a priest I must take my side, and pronounce as positively as any of them, or never get a parish, or getting it must soon leave it.†   (source)
  • What followers of a genius aren't dogmatic, for heaven's sake?†   (source)
  • We could, through one of the new gates, encounter a more hostile and dogmatic regime with high advancement at any time.†   (source)
  • Itos: Well, if you're going to be dogmatic.†   (source)
  • In Galileo's case it was the opposite: theoretic and scientific thought proving itself superior to mass opinion and dogmatism.†   (source)
  • It may be worth mentioning, in passing, that dogmatic discipline is the only thing which makes true originality possible…   (source)
    dogmatic = unquestioned
  • The Freudians have plenty to be dogmatic about.†   (source)
  • Mass opinion, dogmatism—they're just words!†   (source)
  • He was my best friend, and with our best friends we overlook many differences; but it wasn't until we found ourselves attending the same Sunday school, and the same church, that I was forced to accept that my best friend's religious faith was more certain (if not always more dogmatic) than anything I heard in either the Congregational or the Episcopal Church.†   (source)
  • The early climbers established paths that were on firm ground with an accessibility that appealed to all, but today the Western routes are all but closed because of dogmatic inflexibility in the face of change.†   (source)
  • If the Freudians aren't willing to try testing their theories under laboratory conditions, then they are being dogmatic.†   (source)
  • "Yes," I say, somewhat dogmatically.†   (source)
  • The one time I mentioned a Freudian theory in class, all I got out of Appleman was that dogmatic psychoanalysis was related to psychology as magic was related to science.†   (source)
  • About Freudians being dogmatic?†   (source)
  • 'Dogmatic Freudians,' " Danny was imitating Professor Appleman —or so I assumed; I didn't know Professor Appleman, but Danny's voice had taken on a somewhat professorial quality—" 'Dogmatic Freudians are generally to be regarded as akin to the medieval physicists who preceded the era of Galileo.†   (source)
  • In his manner was something of the dogmatist.†   (source)
  • Had he felt the need of an implicit faith amid the welter of sectarianism and the jargon of its turbulent schisms, six principle men, peculiar people, seed and snake baptists, supralapsarian dogmatists?†   (source)
  • "Now, Felix," said Angel drily, "we are very good friends, you know; each of us treading our allotted circles; but if it comes to intellectual grasp, I think you, as a contented dogmatist, had better leave mine alone, and inquire what has become of yours."†   (source)
    I'll not be led by any lure
    Of doubts or critic-cavils:
    The Devil must be something, sure,—
    Or how should there be devils?†   (source)
  • "Couldnda had dat," Leo asserted dogmatically.†   (source)
  • He had a sharp, bright, shallow mind, inflexibly dogmatic.†   (source)
  • As Dr. Jung has very wisely observed: The incomparably useful function of the dogmatic symbol [is that] it protects a person from a direct experience of God as long as he does not mischievously expose himself.†   (source)
  • In a minute I will memory clicking knowing I see I see I more than see hear I hear I see my head bent I hear the monotonous dogmatic voice which I believe will never cease going on and on forever and peeping I see the indomitable bullet head the clean blunt beard they too bent and I thinking.†   (source)
  • Isn't my safety worth a little sacrifice of dogmatic principle?†   (source)
  • Had it not, after all, been antischolastic, anti-dogmatic, anticlerical?†   (source)
  • At different periods dogmatical belief is more or less abundant.†   (source)
  • "I do not know that," returned the uncle, with a sailor's dogmatism.†   (source)
  • As a matter of course, he was loud, clamorous, dogmatical and not very argumentative.†   (source)
  • "What do you call the wake?" interrupted the pertinacious and dogmatical Cap.†   (source)
  • Too dogmatic.†   (source)
  • An exhorter—a secret preacher—one, who in defiance of all the tenets and processes of organized and historic, as well as hieratic, religious powers and forms (theological seminaries, organized churches and their affiliations and product—all carefully and advisedly and legitimately because historically and dogmatically interpreting the word of God) choosing to walk forth and without ordination after any fashion conduct an unauthorized and hence nondescript mission.†   (source)
  • Until then I had supposed that his horror of having to give a serious opinion was something Parisian and refined, in contrast to the provincial dogmatism of my grandmother's sisters; and I had imagined also that it was characteristic of the mental attitude towards life of the circle in which Swann moved, where, by a natural reaction from the 'lyrical' enthusiasms of earlier generations, an excessive importance was given to small and precise facts, formerly regarded as vulgar, and anything in the nature of 'phrase-making' was banned.†   (source)
  • The scholastics were sort of the scribes of the Middle Ages, the dogmatic philosophers, if you like—hmm.†   (source)
  • Nicole saw that his usually ruddy face was drained of blood; he talked in a dogmatic voice, of which only snatches reached Nicole: "....It's all right for you English, you're doing a dance of death...Sepoys in the ruined fort, I mean Sepoys at the gate and gaiety in the fort and all that.†   (source)
  • He was dogmatic with those who did not venture to assert themselves, but with the self-assertive he was very modest.†   (source)
  • Two thousand years ago such dogmatism, readily welcome, would have scouted the idea of blond races ever leading civilization.†   (source)
  • It was only that peculiar note of his voice, used when he was overbearing or dogmatic, that could unman her—and that was only visible when it came unexpectedly.†   (source)
  • His aspect was probably as un-Sabbatarian a one as a dogmatic parson's son often presented; his attire being his dairy clothes, long wading boots, a cabbage-leaf inside his hat to keep his head cool, with a thistle-spud to finish him off.†   (source)
  • He was afraid of the men, and also of that old second mate of his who had been sailing with him for years—a gray-headed old humbug; and his steward, too, had been with him devil knows how long—seventeen years or more—a dogmatic sort of loafer who hated me like poison, just because I was the chief mate.†   (source)
  • In large letters was the name of a firm well-known to Philip, Lynn and Sedley, Regent Street, London; and below, in type smaller but still of some magnitude, was the dogmatic statement: Procrastination is the Thief of Time.†   (source)
  • Whether due to his general bent for paradox or out of courtesy, he called Hegel a "Catholic" thinker; and in response to the priest's smiling question about the basis for this comment, inasmuch as Hegel was actually the state philosopher of Prussia and generally considered a Protestant, Leo had replied: the very term "state philosopher" confirmed he was correct in pointing to Hegel's Catholicity in the religious sense, if not, of course, in regard to Church dogmatics.†   (source)
  • He talked fluently and well, not without humour, but with a slightly dogmatic manner: he was a journalist, it appeared, and had some thing amusing to say on every topic that was touched upon; but it exasperated Philip to find himself edged out of the conversation.†   (source)
  • He desired that society should labor without relaxation at the elevation of the moral and intellectual level, at coining science, at putting ideas into circulation, at increasing the mind in youthful persons, and he feared lest the present poverty of method, the paltriness from a literary point of view confined to two or three centuries called classic, the tyrannical dogmatism of official pedants, scholastic prejudices and routines should end by converting our colleges into artificial oyster beds.†   (source)
  • The cathedral itself, that edifice formerly so dogmatic, invaded henceforth by the bourgeoisie, by the community, by liberty, escapes the priest and falls into the power of the artist.†   (source)
  • As to any certainty that a particular method of treatment would either save or kill, Lydgate himself was constantly arguing against such dogmatism; he had no right to speak, and he had every motive for being silent.†   (source)
  • He had a round head, high above the ears, a crop of hair at once dense and silky, a broad, low forehead, a short nose, of the ironical and inquiring rather than of the dogmatic or sensitive cast, and a mustache as delicate as that of a page in a romance.†   (source)
  • She had, likewise, a fierce and a hard eye: it reminded me of Mrs. Reed's; she mouthed her words in speaking; her voice was deep, its inflections very pompous, very dogmatical, — very intolerable, in short.†   (source)
  • *c [Footnote c: It may, however, be doubted whether this rational and self-guiding conviction arouses as much fervor or enthusiastic devotedness in men as their first dogmatical belief.†   (source)
  • He stated that his discourses to people were to be sometimes secular, and sometimes religious, but never dogmatic; and that his texts would be taken from all kinds of books.†   (source)
  • "And do you then believe," said the Doctor a little provoked by the dogmatism of his stubborn adversary, and perhaps, secretly, too confident in his own more liberal, though scarcely as profitable, attainments,—"do you then believe that all these beasts were literally collected in a garden, to be enrolled in the nomenclature of the first man?"†   (source)
  • Altogether, with her meagre knowledge, her inflated ideals, her confidence at once innocent and dogmatic, her temper at once exacting and indulgent, her mixture of curiosity and fastidiousness, of vivacity and indifference, her desire to look very well and to be if possible even better, her determination to see, to try, to know, her combination of the delicate, desultory, flame-like spirit and the eager and personal creature of conditions: she would be an easy victim of scientific criticism if she were not intended to awaken on the reader's part an impulse more tender and more purely expectant.†   (source)
  • [710] Let the claims and virtues of persons be never so great and welcome, the instinct of man presses eagerly onward to the impersonal and illimitable, and gladly arms itself against the dogmatism of bigots with this generous word out of the book itself†   (source)
  • His notions on the subject were not very clear, nor were his definitions at all well settled; but his opinions were none the less dogmatical or fierce.†   (source)
  • "That is touching another great and much disputed question," exclaimed the Doctor, who seized upon every distinct idea that the ardent and somewhat dogmatic old man left exposed to his mental grasp, with the vain hope of inducing a logical discussion, in which he might bring his battery of syllogisms to annihilate the unscientific defences of his antagonist.†   (source)
  • If I now consider man in his isolated capacity, I find that dogmatical belief is not less indispensable to him in order to live alone, than it is to enable him to co-operate with his fellow-creatures.†   (source)
  • The question is this: Monsieur the Principal thinks that my thesis ought to be dogmatic and didactic.†   (source)
  • Thick coats of paint had been laid on the naked poll, and certain fanciful designs, in the same material, had even been extended into the neighbourhood of the eyes and mouth, lending to the keen expression of the former a look of twinkling cunning, and to the dogmatism of the latter, not a little of the grimness of necromancy.†   (source)
  • I have laid it down in a preceding chapter that men cannot do without dogmatical belief; and even that it is very much to be desired that such belief should exist amongst them.†   (source)
  • "You must fight a man with his own we'pons, Deerslayer," cried Hurry, in his uncouth dialect, and in his dogmatical manner of disposing of all oral propositions; "if he's f'erce you must be f'ercer; if he's stout of heart, you must be stouter.†   (source)
  • This acquiescence on the part of the dogmatical Cap was no sooner obtained, than Jasper was sent for.†   (source)
  • "Admirable and dogmatic!" repeated the curate, who, about as strong as d'Artagnan with respect to Latin, carefully watched the Jesuit in order to keep step with him, and repeated his words like an echo.†   (source)
  • I now add, that of all the kinds of dogmatical belief the most desirable appears to me to be dogmatical belief in matters of religion; and this is a very clear inference, even from no higher consideration than the interests of this world.†   (source)
  • Chingachgook obeyed, and by the time he had reached the head of the scow, Hurry was on the platform, stamping his feet, like one glad to touch what, by comparison, might be called terra firma, and proclaiming his indifference to the whole Huron tribe in his customary noisy, dogmatical manner.†   (source)
  • Hours now passed before any further change was made, the wind increasing in force, until even the dogmatical Cap fairly admitted it was blowing a thorough gale of wind.†   (source)
  • "And, uncle, is there not more or less land around the ocean?" said Magnet quickly; for she dreaded a premature display of the old seaman's peculiar dogmatism, not to say pedantry.†   (source)
  • It has been shown that, at times of general cultivation and equality, the human mind does not consent to adopt dogmatical opinions without reluctance, and feels their necessity acutely in spiritual matters only.†   (source)
  • It arises in different ways, and it may change its object or its form; but under no circumstances will dogmatical belief cease to exist, or, in other words, men will never cease to entertain some implicit opinions without trying them by actual discussion.†   (source)
  • Much of that hearty dogmatism, that imparted even to his ordinary air and demeanor an appearance of something like contempt for all around him, had disappeared, and he seemed thoughtful, if not meek.†   (source)
  • Cap was awed, in spite of his overweening dogmatism, by the earnest simplicity of the Pathfinder, though he did not relish the idea of believing a fact which, for many years, he had pertinaciously insisted could not be true.†   (source)
  • So imposing, indeed, had been the quiet superiority of the Tuscarora's reserve, that Charles Cap, for so was the seaman named, in his most dogmatical or facetious moments, had not ventured on familiarity in an intercourse which had now lasted more than a week.†   (source)
  • "This time you are out in your reckoning, friend Pathfinder, if you never were before," returned Cap in a manner that had lost none of its dogmatism by the critical circumstances in which they were placed.†   (source)
  • Mabel blushed at having inadvertently made an allusion that went beyond her father's reading, to say nothing of her uncle's dogmatism, and, perhaps, a little at the Pathfinder's simple, ingenuous earnestness; but she did not forbear the less to smile.†   (source)
  • Cap understood the motive of Mabel; and having, at the bottom, a hearty friendship for his brother-in-law, he was willing enough to defer the argument until they had been longer together, for the idea of abandoning it altogether never crossed the mind of one so dogmatical and obstinate.†   (source)
  • But the case was different with Cap: rude, opinionated, dogmatical, and boisterous, the old sailor was little accustomed to view even death with any approach to the gravity which its importance demands; and notwithstanding all that had passed, and his real regard for his brother-in-law, he now entered the room of the dying man with much of that callous unconcern which was the fruit of long training in a school that, while it gives so many lessons in the sublimest truths, generally wastes its admonitions on scholars who are little disposed to profit by them.†   (source)
  • Notwithstanding his humble rank, there was something in the mien and character of Sergeant Dunham that commanded respect: of a tall, imposing figure, grave and saturnine disposition, and accurate and precise in his acts and manner of thinking, even Cap, dogmatical and supercilious as he usually was with landsmen, did not presume to take the same liberties with the old soldier as he did with his other friends.†   (source)
  • For, if you would inform, a positive and dogmatical manner in advancing your sentiments may provoke contradiction and prevent a candid attention.†   (source)
  • Among the rest, I became one of his constant hearers, his sermons pleasing me, as they had little of the dogmatical kind, but inculcated strongly the practice of virtue, or what in the religious stile are called good works.†   (source)
  • And this mode, which I at first put on with some violence to natural inclination, became at length so easy, and so habitual to me, that perhaps for these fifty years past no one has ever heard a dogmatical expression escape me.†   (source)
  • I once purpos'd answering the abbe, and actually began the answer; but, on consideration that my writings contain'd a description of experiments which any one might repeat and verify, and if not to be verifi'd, could not be defended; or of observations offer'd as conjectures, and not delivered dogmatically, therefore not laying me under any obligation to defend them; and reflecting that a dispute between two persons, writing in different languages, might be lengthened greatly by mistranslations, and thence misconceptions of one another's meaning, much of one of the abbe's letters being founded on an error in the translation, I concluded to let m†   (source)
  • During the remainder of the journey the licentiate held forth to them on the excellences of the sword, with such conclusive arguments, and such figures and mathematical proofs, that all were convinced of the value of the science, and Corchuelo cured of his dogmatism.   (source)
    dogmatism = belief that his opinions were the absolute truth
  • But for all the attention paid to such rituals, Buddhism as practiced by the Sherpas was a refreshingly supple and nondogmatic religion.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nondogmatic means not and reverses the meaning of dogmatic. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • His undogmatic ways were such that Christian, Jew, Monist, or Moslem felt at ease; his meetings were well attended.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in undogmatic means not and reverses the meaning of dogmatic. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • The feeling was very subtle and quite undogmatic, and he never imparted it to any other of the characters in this entanglement.†   (source)
  • [Samuel] Johnson said when he sat upon his throne in a tavern, there he dogmatized and was contradicted, and in this he found delight†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • There I dogmatize, there I laugh and there the newspapers sometimes make me scold; and in dogmatizing, laughing, and scolding I find delight, and why should not I enjoy it, since no one is the worse for it and I am the better.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • There I dogmatize, there I laugh and there the newspapers sometimes make me scold; and in dogmatizing, laughing, and scolding I find delight, and why should not I enjoy it, since no one is the worse for it and I am the better.†   (source)
    standard suffix: The suffix "-ize" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.
  • "You're off colour, that's what's the matter with you," Henry dogmatised.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it dogmatized.
  • If a man dogmatize in a mixed company on Providence and the divine laws, he is answered by a silence which conveys well enough to an observer the dissatisfaction of the hearer, but his incapacity to make his own statement.†   (source)
  • NAN: Why, then thy dogmatical silence hath left thee?†   (source)
  • by their own meditation, arrive to the acknowledgement of one Infinite, Omnipotent, and Eternall God, choose rather to confesse he is Incomprehensible, and above their understanding; than to define his Nature By Spirit Incorporeall, and then Confesse their definition to be unintelligible: or if they give him such a title, it is not Dogmatically, with intention to make the Divine Nature understood; but Piously, to honour him with attributes, of significations, as remote as they can from the grossenesse of Bodies Visible.†   (source)
  • , cuicunque in arte sua perito credendum est: for it seems perhaps difficult to conceive that any one should have had enough of impudence to lay down dogmatical rules in any art or science without the least foundation.†   (source)
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