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 Meanings and Examples of SECT
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sect
 n.  separate religious body; faction united by common interests or beliefs
Classic Sentence:
1  I computed the number of our people, by reckoning how many millions there might be of each religious sect, or political party among us.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
2  Then she might have come down to us in history, hand in hand with Ann Hutchinson, as the foundress of a religious sect.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
3  But the petition was already breathed, nor could all the narrow prejudices of her sect induce Rebecca to wish it recalled.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  The founder of a sect or party, or an inventor, impresses us less when we know how or by what the way was prepared for his activity.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
5  This is what socialism said outside and above a few sects which have gone astray; that is what it sought in facts, that is what it sketched out in minds.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
6  This is enough to say concerning commonwealths, but as regards sects, we see from the instance of our own religion that here too a like renewal is needed.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I.
Example Sentence:
1  The film opens with a shot of the ancient forum in Rome, where several senators are discussing the strange new sect known as Christians.
2  A peculiar attribute of this sect is the character of many of its members: bankers, civil service officials, navy officers, army officers and others of the finest professions.
3  They thought the religious sect was guilty of brainwashing.