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doctrine
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

10 uses
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Definition
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • Tess, who mused on the christening a good deal, wondered if it were doctrinally sufficient to secure a Christian burial for the child.
    2 — Maiden No More (83% in)
  • Having fairly well advanced his own affairs, Angel listened in a willing silence, as they jogged on together through the shady lanes, to his father's account of his parish difficulties, and the coldness of brother clergymen whom he loved, because of his strict interpretations of the New Testament by the light of what they deemed a pernicious Calvinistic doctrine.
    4 — The Consequence (19% in)
  • Though I imagine my poor father fears that I am one of the eternally lost for my doctrines, I am of course, a believer in good morals, Tess, as much as you.
    4 — The Consequence (98% in)
  • Tess was all the more interested, as she stood listening behind, in finding that the preacher's doctrine was a vehement form of the view of Angel's father, and her interest intensified when the speaker began to detail his own spiritual experiences of how he had come by those views.
    5 — The Woman Pays (99% in)
  • But more startling to Tess than the doctrine had been the voice, which, impossible as it seemed, was precisely that of Alec d'Urberville.
    5 — The Woman Pays (99% in)
  • —old Mr Clare; one of the most earnest of his school; one of the few intense men left in the Church; not so intense as the extreme wing of Christian believers with which I have thrown in my lot, but quite an exception among the Established clergy, the younger of whom are gradually attenuating the true doctrines by their sophistries, till they are but the shadow of what they were.
    6 — The Convert (6% in)
  • But I looked at it in this way; what he believed, after inquiring deep into doctrines, was much more likely to be right than what I might believe, who hadn't looked into doctrines at all."
    6 — The Convert (27% in)
  • But I looked at it in this way; what he believed, after inquiring deep into doctrines, was much more likely to be right than what I might believe, who hadn't looked into doctrines at all."
    6 — The Convert (27% in)
  • You don't believe that you ought to preach my doctrine, and, therefore, do no despite to your conscience in abstaining.
    6 — The Convert (28% in)
  • But the uncompromising Evangelical did not even now hold that he would have been justified in giving his son, an unbeliever, the same academic advantages that he had given to the two others, when it was possible, if not probable, that those very advantages might have been used to decry the doctrines which he had made it his life's mission and desire to propagate, and the mission of his ordained sons likewise.
    6 — The Convert (56% in)

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