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  • n. Plural form of doctrinaire.

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Examples

  • Those who were for swallowing the English system whole, were called the doctrinaires, from their faith in a theory, while the different shades of dissenting opinions were distributed among all those who looked more to facts, and less to reasoning, than their credulous coadjutors.

    A Residence in France

  • For the "doctrinaires", of whom he was the head, the legitimist monarchy without liberty was an arbitrary absolutism, liberty without the legitimist monarchy, anarchy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Even though a woman founded the cult, only men become the priestly "doctrinaires,"

    Boing Boing

  • "doctrinaires," have always believed that both civil and political liberty depended on the denial of popular Sovereignty and the rigid limitation of the suffrage.

    The Promise of American Life

  • A writer more interested in religion than in politics, Dostoevsky then produced a novel, "The Possessed," that is a powerful take-down of all—doctrinaires, reformers, advanced thinkers, fanatics—who make a religion of their politics.

    To the Barricades! Revolutionaries in Novels

  • Were the shock doctrinaires shocked they got away with demonizing them -- our neighbors, our family members, our spouses?

    Janet Ritz: The Non-Mandated Society: Why Obama's Mortgage Programs Fail

  • It is a bitter opposition to that class of doctrinaires who are inimical to the welfare of the commonwealth; who sneer at it holiest memories, defy its laws, and assault its courts; who wave the red flag of destruction at the whole social, industrial and political organism; and who see naught that is good, save in such policies and measures as may be of disintegrative and revolutionary aspect.

    The Principles of the Republican Party: A Rare Unpublished Jack London Essay

  • It is a bitter opposition to that class of doctrinaires who are inimical to the welfare of the commonwealth; who sneer at it holiest memories, defy its laws, and assault its courts; who wave the red flag of destruction at the whole social, industrial and political organism; and who see naught that is good, save in such policies and measures as may be of disintegrative and revolutionary aspect .

    The Principles of the Republican Party: A Rare Unpublished Jack London Essay

  • Pearl Buck raised too many awkward questions, exposed too much unpalatable reality, remained essentially too skeptical to suit doctrinaires on the Left or Right.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • He was the critical outlier, the Billy Mitchell of sniping, who felt free to scorn the doctrinaires, at the same time risking the reputation of bitter wannabe, failure, whatever.

    Dead Zero

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