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doctrine
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • Of late he had begun to listen to the doctrines of the sect of Flagellants settled in the neighborhood.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (6% in)
  • The foreign criminal, they say, rarely repents, for the very doctrines of to-day confirm him in the idea that his crime is not a crime, but only a reaction against an unjustly oppressive force.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (53% in)
  • That is the modern doctrine of the world.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (73% in)
  • "And if the bones are yellow as wax, that is the great sign that the Lord has glorified the dead saint, if they are not yellow but black, it shows that God has not deemed him worthy of such glory—that is the belief in Athos, a great place, where the Orthodox doctrine has been preserved from of old, unbroken and in its greatest purity," said Father Iosif in conclusion.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (17% in)
  • "We stick to the old doctrine, there are all sorts of innovations nowadays, are we to follow them all?" added others.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (17% in)
  • Their doctrine has long been impure and they have no bells even," the most sneering added.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (17% in)

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