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heresy
used in Main Street

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Definition
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • She laughed at herself when she saw that she had expected to be at once a heretic and a returned hero
    Chapter 39 (58% in)
heretic = someone with opinions or actions most people consider immoral
  • What Ole Jenson the grocer says to Ezra Stowbody the banker is the new law for London, Prague, and the unprofitable isles of the sea; whatsoever Ezra does not know and sanction, that thing is heresy, worthless for knowing and wicked to consider.
    Chapter 1 (4% in)
  • It is still combating the recent heresies of Voltaire, Darwin, and Robert Ingersoll.
    Chapter 1 (12% in)
  • She crossed her trousered legs, and snuggled luxuriously above her saucer of ginger; she caught Pollock's congratulatory still smile, and thought well of herself for having thrown a rose light on the pallid lawyer; repented the heretical supposition that any male save her husband existed; jumped up to find Kennicott and whisper, "Happy, my lord?
    Chapter 6 (92% in)
  • But there was in all the town no heretic save Carol who omitted angel's-food.
    Chapter 7 (67% in)
  • In the debate as to whether there should be veal loaf or poached egg on hash, she had no chance to be heretical and oversensitive.
    Chapter 12 (52% in)
  • She supposed that she was being gracefully dull and standardized in the Smails' presence, but they scented the heretic, and with forward-stooping delight they sat and tried to drag out her ludicrous concepts for their amusement.
    Chapter 20 (43% in)
  • If these heresies are supported by the townsmen it is only by occasional teachers doctors, lawyers, the labor unions, and workmen like Miles Bjornstam, who are punished by being mocked as "cranks," as "half-baked parlor socialists."
    Chapter 22 (38% in)
  • CHAPTER XXXVI KENNICOTT was not so inhumanly patient that he could continue to forgive Carol's heresies, to woo her as he had on the venture to California.
    Chapter 36 (1% in)
  • A booming semi-city with parks and clever architects, visited by famous pianists and unctuous lecturers, but irritable from a struggle between union labor and the manufacturers' association, so that in even the gayest of the new houses there was a ceaseless and intimidating heresy-hunt.
    Chapter 37 (86% in)
  • This ancient opponent seemed likely to be her most intimate friend, for Vida Sherwin, though she was cordial, stood back and watched for imported heresies.
    Chapter 39 (4% in)

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