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doctrine
 n.  principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction
Classic Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  But if the doctrine of Fast-Fish be pretty generally applicable, the kindred doctrine of Loose-Fish is still more widely so.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
2  Doctrine or no doctrine," said the sturdy woodsman, "'tis the belief of knaves, and the curse of an honest man.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
3  Your Kentuckian of the present day is a good illustration of the doctrine of transmitted instincts and peculiarities.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  It seemed to him good and reasonable doctrine, and accorded well with the settled and thoughtful habit which he had acquired from the reading of that same book.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  doctrine Wendell Phillips sought to combat in his celebrated.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance; and still less could I understand or sympathise with the forbearance she expressed for her chastiser.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
8  I have often since reflected, what destruction such doctrine would make in the libraries of Europe; and how many paths of fame would be then shut up in the learned world.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
9  The supply of adult women was running short, and polygamy without a female population on which to draw was a barren doctrine indeed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
10  Successful propagandists have succeeded because the doctrine they bring into form is that which their listeners have for some time felt without being able to shape.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
11  A study of family portraits is enough to convert a man to the doctrine of reincarnation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
12  The power of Treaty may yet prove a vast engine of enlargement, when the Monroe doctrine takes its true place as a political fable.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
13  out-and-out ruffian, not one of them ever preached ex cathedra a word of false doctrine.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In GRACE
14  My doctrine has never aimed at the subjection of the understanding.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
15  Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  He expounded traditional Calvinism with its high doctrine of church order.
2  Some religions include a doctrine of personal immortality.
3  The document expressed some ambivalence over the doctrine of predestination.
4  An optimistic theory of evolutionary progress was surreptitiously beginning to replace the pessimistic doctrine of universal decay.
5  They were all committed to the doctrine of social equality.
6  Do not certain ingenious philosophers teach this doctrine, and ought not we to be grateful to them?
7  An essential element to the doctrine is the employer's "continued willingness to employ" the employee.
8  I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.
9  In pondering the great mystery, I thought of Helen Burns, recalled her dying words -- her faith -- her doctrine of the equality of disembodied souls.
10  By their use of the Internet, propagandists have been able to disseminate their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe.
11  They propagated political doctrines which promised to tear apart the fabric of British society.