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doctrine
used in War and Peace

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Definition
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (29% in)
  • ...that the cause of events lies in intellectual activity, only by a great stretch can one admit that there is any connection between intellectual activity and the movement of peoples, and in no case can one admit that intellectual activity controls people's actions, for that view is not confirmed by such facts as the very cruel murders of the French Revolution resulting from the doctrine of the equality of man, or the very cruel wars and executions resulting from the preaching of love.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (78% in)
  • ...of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power—and say plainly that that was the result of...
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (78% in)

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