Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of schism.

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Examples

  • The West,. which was once all-powerful, except in so far as it weakened itself by its own inner schisms, is now a threatened entity.

    Threatened Christendom

  • The movement has a revered founder (Dr. Zamenhof), martyrs, goals which some regard as of ultimate concern (world peace, Esperanto as a solution to "the language problem"), and has even suffered "schisms" with offshoots like Ido.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • led to several "schisms" which separated the Roman Catholic from the Orthodox Catholic .. then the Eastern Orthodox split into several splinter groups Arianists, Armenians Catholic

    CNN.com

  • Splits, schisms, upstarts—this is typical of all Protestantism, and Black Protestant churches have been no exception.

    American Grace

  • The aforementioned religious fluidity has meant schisms, mergers, the founding of new faiths, and the arrival of faiths from other nations.

    American Grace

  • In France, the UK and Germany the question led to schisms among the intellectual leftwing opinion leaders and while majority of the European left was against the war, it was not a unified front at all.

    Matthew Yglesias » Alan Wolfe on Liberal Hawks

  • Paul Elie talks about Archbishop Rowan Williams's balancing act, and the schisms threatening the Anglican Church.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • Yet in contrast to the increasing centralization of the Canadian trajectory, the American community appears to be moving too much in the other direction: increasing schisms, including over how Zionist individuals and groups are.

    Brent E. Sasley: A More Serious Conversation About Israel

  • Mr. Berlusconi called reports of growing schisms in his government over fiscal policy "grotesque," saying all members of his cabinet agreed that the "costs of the current crisis will not be passed to future generations."

    Berlusconi Warns His Exit Would Trigger Bond Woes

  • This has led to schisms in the body of Christ as politics and false doctrine conspire to supplant the clear teachings of scripture.

    A Cogent Reason

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