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  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Hutchinson (writer) (1674–1737), English theological writer, who claimed that the Bible contained the elements of all rational philosophy.
  • n. A follower of John Hutchinson.


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Hutchinson +‎ -ian


  • Hutchinson's conception of niche came to be known as Hutchinsonian (or realized) niche as opposed to the Eltonian (or fundamental) niche.

    Scientific Blogging

  • Pop-up large image just where the Hutchinsonian Faction were in the

    John Adams diary 21, 15 August - 3 September 1774

  • I provoked him to speak freely by calling him an Hutchinsonian.

    John Adams diary 13, 1 March - 31 December 1766, March 1767

  • Hutchinsonian; but the ministers as a body supported Winthrop and

    Beginnings of the American People

  • Nothing was publicly said of the younger Sir Henry Vane in connexion with it; though, on his return from his Massachusetts governorship, he may have brought back in his speculative head some of the Hutchinsonian ideas.

    The Life of John Milton

  • Diluvian hypotheses; not to mention the Hutchinsonian theory, the animal spirits flowing from the sun, the vegetative power of stories, and other sage and serious facts and theories, theological and philosophical, invented to account for the world's creation.

    Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity

  • Mr. B., though apparently not a Hutchinsonian, has a nibble at a physical

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • William Jones of Nayland, who (1757) [545] published the _Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity_; he was also strong for the Hutchinsonian physical trinity of fire, light, and spirit.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • The unfortunate writer, having scruples which prevented his accepting an offer of fifty pounds for the manuscript, made probably by some Hutchinsonian, waited the pleasure of the brethren, reminding them at intervals of his claim, but so far as can be discovered, failing always to make it good, and the manuscript itself disappeared, carrying with it the only tangible testimony to the bitterness and intolerance of which even the owners were in after years ashamed.

    Anne Bradstreet and Her Time


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