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  • The Bishop's apology strikes me as--excuse the term--"jesuitical" in its careful avoidance of the central issue.

    Vatican says bishop's apology is not enough | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • He is bringing back the problem of jesuitical thinking, a mode of thought characterized by "dissembling and equivocating in a manner once associated with Jesuits."

    Fr. Reese's flawed arguments for Pres. Obama at Notre Dame

  • If they attempt “clarification”, as Anderson is doing, they come across as jesuitical word-parers or philosophical mugwumps.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Benjamin Wittes Comments on His AQ7 Letter at The New Republic

  • This counter-reformation jesuitical "military bureaucracy" model of the clergy and religious is a fundamental structural problem with the church today, and the solution cannot be reduced to simply rooting out the bad.

    On Groupthink and False Obedience

  • I care, he said, and I steeled myself for a jesuitical parsing of Part X of the Rules of the Senate of Canada.

    Everyone take the winter off! - Inkless Wells - Macleans.ca

  • We cannot be as reasonably sure that the old conditions of men's relations in society are in whatever new shape destined to return, as we are sure that it was a good thing to prevent a feudal and jesuitical government like Austria from retaining a purely obstructive power in Europe, and a jesuitical government like France from establishing the same obstructive kind of power in America.

    Voltaire

  • Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, jesuitical?

    Melting pot v. bouillabaisse « BuzzMachine

  • Only that thou hast such jesuitical qualifyings, or I should think thee at last touched with remorse, and brought within view of being ashamed of thy cursed inventions by the ill success of thy last: which I heartily congratulate thee upon.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The hundred and seventh ordered the bodily searching of nuns for jesuitical symbols by aged clergymen, and was considered to be the real mainstay of the whole bill.

    The Warden

  • She discovered a surprising eagerness to know the particulars of his life, and asked a thousand questions concerning his atchievements in war; all which Mr Lismahago answered with a sort of jesuitical reserve, affecting a reluctance to satisfy her curiosity on a subject that concerned his own exploits.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

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  • Only that thou hast such jesuitical qualifyings, or I should think thee at last touched with remorse...

    Belford to Lovelace, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 21, 2007