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  • n. Plural form of superstition.

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Examples

  • As for presenting "immorality in a positive light," I would say that Mr. Falwell should look to his own operation: the indocrination of his students with fable presented as fact and the exclusion of differing points of view because it inconveniently threatens his superstitions is a greater immorality than the simple message brought by Soulforce and taught by the savior he professes to follow: Love One Another.

    March 2006

  • More than once Keyork Arabian had scoffed at what he called her superstitions, and had maintained that all the varying phenomena of hypnotism, all the witchcraft of the darker ages, all the visions undoubtedly shown to wondering eyes by mediaeval sorcerers, were traceable to moral influence, and to no other cause.

    The Witch of Prague

  • Columbus had some impressions about himself which we call superstitions, and used some arguments which we disapprove; but he had also some sound physical conceptions, and he had the passionate patience of genius to make them tell on mankind.

    Daniel Deronda

  • And I'll put all my Latin American superstitions to work so that his bid is successful ;

    The name NORAMLY hits the news...

  • So called because certain superstitions about Cattle are therein mentioned.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Some believe in Chinese superstitions such as Feng Shui.

    What are some irrational things that's intelligent, educated people believe in?

  • "I'm afraid I put damn little faith in Chinese superstitions, " he said.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • What we call superstitions were really great scientific intuitions or prophecies.

    The Daughters of Danaus

  • The source of all superstitions is that men oppose their own will and fancies to God's commands. queen of heaven -- (See on [968] Jer 7: 18); Ashtaroth or Astarte. we ... fathers ... king, &c.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Their ideas and associations are very different to mine, which you call the superstitions of a young barbarian, and which I want to forget in order to learn to understand you and to have no rivals. "

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem

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