doctrinaire

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  • If his mind did not naturally work that way he would not be a Doctrinaire. Cited from By the Christmas Fire, by Samuel McChord Crothers
  • Today, versions that do not use the word divorce do so for doctrinaire reasons.
  • Mankind would have contained nothing but doctrinaires, and the arts would have stood still for ever. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • Sometimes it is less doctrinaire and more moderate; other times it is more extreme.
  • We would not assume the role of the doctrinaire even were we capable of it. Cited from The Heart-Cry of Jesus, by Byron J. Rees
  • He became chief of the doctrinaire school, which included many eminent men of that time, and acquired great political power. Cited from Paris: With Pen and Pencil, by David W. Bartlett
  • The answer is that many persons who set out to be idealists end by becoming doctrinaires. Cited from By the Christmas Fire, by Samuel McChord Crothers
  • The Doctrinaire when he gets hold of a good thing never lets up on it. Cited from By the Christmas Fire, by Samuel McChord Crothers
  • The conference was planned as a focused but non-doctrinaire event, of serious academic standards.
  • Like most young men, he was much of a doctrinaire, and the question was, in any event, rather historical or political than legal. Cited from The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams
  • English people are all right, too -- except the Doctrinaires. Cited from The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • There was far less of the dogmatic doctrinaire in his attitude than had been looked for. Cited from Woodrow Wilson and the World War, by Charles Seymour
  • So long as they do not blind people to the necessity for radical treatment, only a doctrinaire would object to them. Cited from A Preface to Politics, by Walter Lippmann
  • If socialism will destroy initiative then only a doctrinaire would desire it. Cited from A Preface to Politics, by Walter Lippmann
  • He is democratic in the current sense of the word, but neither a doctrinaire nor a faddist. Cited from The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference, by Emile Joseph Dillon
  • These members were dissatisfied with what they saw as that party's rigid, doctrinaire approach.
  • The Doctrinaire is like a mason who has mixed his cement before he is ready to use it. Cited from By the Christmas Fire, by Samuel McChord Crothers
  • However neither of these philosophers themselves would describe their own beliefs in this manner, i.e., as being doctrinaire.
  • But he was vindictive against him whom he called the professional doctrinaire, and he had vile names for the man. Cited from Vittoria by George Meredith, v2
  • Lately he has moved away from Cubism, but has not become less doctrinaire for that. Cited from Since Cezanne, by Clive Bell
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