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  • adj. Pertaining to a catechism.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a catechist or to a catechism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a catechist or a catechism; of a catechizing character.

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  • adj. of or relating to or resembling a rigorous catechism


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  • Now you just need to cook up some line about honoring the logic of the feast for the boys 'sake, part of that catechistic education after all, about presenting gifts that recognize a person's nature, and you're golden ....

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  • The sheer amount of poorly controlled data foisted on a poorly informed and easily troubled public was matched only by the catechistic fervor of the authors.

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  • And then there's a faith-based method of reasoning, which basically is more catechistic than empiric -- that is, instead of facts leading to conclusions, conclusions lead to facts.

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  • Bush is the exact opposite -- more catechistic than empiric, as conclusions lead to "facts."

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  • These catechistic exchanges very often teach standard or dogmatic answers to hypothetical questions.

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  • Embracing the new orthodoxy with almost catechistic devotion, they insisted on the importance of construing each constitutional provision according to the presumed intentions of the Framers, no matter how disruptive or radical the consequences might be.

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  • It is catechistic: the essence of revelation is dealt with via simple formulae and sumptuous icons.

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  • The man who would not distinguish between black cats and white cats similarly dismissed the catechistic distinctions between capitalism and communism.


  • She said all that in a sort of distracted, catechistic manner.

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  • To supply the deficiencies, to adorn those naked propositions, to provide them with evidence deduced from the sacred text, to enlarge them with appropriate applications, to illustrate them with examples, in fine, to reduce the whole into such a catechistic form as will suit a sound system of instruction -- such is the task which remains entrusted to your intelligence, and to your zeal.

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