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  • v. speak dogmatically
  • v. state as a dogma


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  • You dogmatise when you say that the lover arid the husband are mutually exclusive.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • She may yet prove herself tangible & solid, so I shall not dogmatise on the Point just yet.

    The Lipstick Coffeehouse.

  • They should be developing a sceptical eye for the demagogue, the columnist, the campaigning obsessive, for those who dogmatise beyond their proper skills – and so yes, of course, for the preacher too.

    Oxford University Commemoration Day Sermon University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford

  • But it would be premature to dogmatise on the subject.

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Let it not be supposed that I mean to dogmatise upon a subject, concerning which all men are equally ignorant, or that I think the Gordian knot of the origin of evil can be disentangled by that or any similar assertions.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • We see no reason why this should be so, and, in the present state of our knowledge, this is a point on which no sane person would dogmatise; but it is possible!

    Woman and Labour

  • Fifty years later the Duke of Argyll recalled that upon first hearing news of the revolt, he recognized that "all our flowers had lost their glory"; and Charles Kingsley despaired at the time that owing to the Mutiny, "I feel as if I could dogmatise no more" — an extraordinary concession for a Victorian.

    A Bit of Bunting

  • My purpose here is not to dogmatise on the rules of translation, but to indicate those I have followed, or at least tried to the best of my ability to follow, in the present instance.

    Don Quixote

  • It would be interesting to speculate, and with a few _ifs_ interposed, it might be easy to dogmatise.

    New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

  • You may preach and dogmatise as much as you like in your endeavours to uphold the superiority of our habits over those of the East, which you declare to be barbarous; you will never succeed in doing anything more than entangling yourself in your own paradox.

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem


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