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Definition a social organization with diversity of racial, religious, ethnic, or cultural groups
  • Pluralism was more easily achieved in the United States because many colonists came to America for the freedom to practice different religions.
  • In the pluralistic society we have today, our laws seek to tolerate and respect diversity among people.
  • The problem is that this conception of the "public interest" rests uneasily alongside America's pluralist traditions.
    Frederick M. Hess  --  What Is a "Public School"?  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • This poses an ethical problem in a pluralist society where the parents of many students may reject the public educators' beliefs...
    Frederick M. Hess  --  What Is a "Public School"?  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • It is protest enough against the pluralism they want to reform if I give somebody else most of the money.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Official title-"Community Values: Pluralism and Diversity."
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I believe in pluralism.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Let me take you into that dining-room and show you the Rev. Adolphus Irwine, Rector of Broxton, Vicar of Hayslope, and Vicar of Blythe, a pluralist at whom the severest Church reformer would have found it difficult to look sour.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • The act of fertilization, the sexual union of two cells, marked the beginning of the formation of each pluralistic individual, just as it marked the beginning of each successive generation of more elemental forms, and so always led back to itself.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The metaphysician normally seeks either a monism, such as God, which explains the nature of the world as a manifestation of one single thing, or he seeks a dualism, such as mindmatter, which explains it as two things, or he leaves it as a pluralism, which explains it as a manifestation of an indefinite number of things.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • ...perhaps it was a little indecent that the principal registrar of all, whose duty it was to find the public, constantly resorting to this place, all needful accommodation, should be an enormous sinecurist in virtue of that post (and might be, besides, a clergyman, a pluralist, the holder of a staff in a cathedral, and what not), — while the public was put to the inconvenience of which we had a specimen every afternoon when the office was busy, and which we knew to be quite monstrous.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I realize now that to believe in pluralism means I need the courage to act on it.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Such terms as /vicar/, /canon/, /verger/, /prebendary/, /primate/, /curate/, /non-conformist/, /dissenter/, /convocation/, /minster/, /chapter/, /crypt/, /living/, /presentation/, /glebe/, /benefice/, /locum tenens/, /suffragan/, /almoner/, /dean/ and /pluralist/ are to be met with in the English newspapers constantly, but on this side of the water they are seldom encountered.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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