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doctrine

a creed or body of teachings of a religious, political, or philosophical group presented for acceptance or belief; dogma
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Doctrine or no doctrine," said the sturdy woodsman, "'tis the belief of knaves, and the curse of an honest man.
Heathens and savage tribes hold that doctrine, but Christians and civilised nations disown it.
Such is not the recompense which Providence has deemed worthy of suffering merit, and it is a dangerous and fatal doctrine to teach young persons, the most common readers of romance, that rectitude of conduct and of principle are either naturally allied with, or adequately rewarded by, the gratification of our passions, or attainment of our wishes.
We have had a very pleasant time of it here," he said, giving up as inexplicable the relevance of the doctrine of necessity.
During the course of these troubles, the emperors of Blefusca did frequently expostulate by their ambassadors, accusing us of making a schism in religion, by offending against a fundamental doctrine of our great prophet Lustrog, in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Blundecral (which is their Alcoran).
This," said he, "comes nearer to overthrowing the doctrine of the conservation of energy than anything I ever saw.
The grossly immoral and dishonest doctrine of despotic State sovereignty, the exclusive judge of its own obligations, and responsible to no power on earth or in heaven, for the violation of them, is not there.
In these words the Socratic doctrine of the involuntariness of evil is clearly intended to be conveyed.
1] This doctrine will, in all probability, be gradually propagated, till it has votaries enough to countenance an open avowal of it.
We have heard of the impious doctrine in the Old World, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people.
As to the doctrine of the Circles it may briefly be summed up in a single maxim, "Attend to your Configuration.
They learned a great many notions about doctrine from him, so that almost every church-goer under fifty began to distinguish as well between the genuine gospel and what did not come precisely up to that standard, as if he had been born and bred a Dissenter; and for some time after his arrival there seemed to be quite a religious movement in that quiet rural district.