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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of catechise.


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  • These are devotions after all, and become the means of catechises in their formulation.

    Adaptation and the needs of the faithful.

  • But even this is not enough, where the child is dull, or where healthful mental exercise is required; and accordingly in that case, the teacher not only questions upon the clauses in connection with the other principal words, but he takes the _words_, of which the clauses are composed, and catechises the child upon them also.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

  • It is the living voice, the breathing form, the expressive countenance, which preaches, which catechises.

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • ” Mr. Lincoln tells him, and then asks him how he will decide Tom Jones’s case, and Bill Wilson’s case, and thus catechises the judge as to how he will decide any case which may arise before him.

    Speech of Senator Douglas

  • She would best be represented in the midst of orphan children whom she catechises for the benefit of some visiting dignitary, while the little rascals, taking advantage of her growing deafness, titter forth the most palpable absurdities in reply, sure of her benignant smile and commendatory "Very good; very good indeed!"

    The Story of Cooperstown

  • How he catechises him: Lovest thou me more than these?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • I thank him that prays for me when the bell tolls, but I thank him much more that catechises me, or preaches to me, or instructs me how to live.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

  • It not only recognises greed, it baptises and catechises it, too.



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