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  • n. Plural form of heretic.


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  • At Troas he wrote three other letters, one to the church of Philadelphia, and a second to the Smyrnæans, in which he calls the heretics who denied Christ to have assumed true flesh, and the Eucharist to be his flesh, wild beasts in human shape; and forbids all communication with them, only allowing them to be prayed for, that they may be brought to repentance, which is very difficult.

    The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March

  • Catholics never keep their oaths and their promises to what they call heretics, I think that one would be justified, not in telling

    Saint Bartholomew's Eve A Tale of the Huguenot WarS

  • McGrath says I may take any oath I please with what he calls heretics, and he will grant me absolution.

    Peter Simple

  • Catholic except yourself: and at the Admiralty they never asked me to take that oath which I never would have taken, although Father M'Grath says I may take any oath I please with what he calls heretics, and he will grant me absolution.

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2

  • Those who question the market “god” are called heretics and lunatics and are burned at the stake on conservative talk radio.

    Rediscovering Values

  • Right tempting offers he hath had from the Lords of Congregation, whom you call heretics; and at one time he was minded, to be plain with you, to have taken their way — for he was assured that the Lord James 67 was coming this road at the head of a round body of cavalry.

    The Monastery

  • Just before they started the slaughter, soldier asked de Guise, My Lord, how shall we tell the heretics from the true believers?

    Think Progress » Right-Wing ‘Guide to World War III’: ‘Kill ‘Em All, Let Allah Sort ‘Em Out’

  • Other things have come and gone — indulgences, interdicts, the condemnation of usury, the idea that killing heretics is perfectly okay.

    The Loyal Catholic

  • Because this is a land where decent Protestants are called heretics and what if persecution were to start again and we were seized?


  • The next part of this image, the next way used by them for the propagating of the faith, and the conversion of them they call heretics, -- is the Inquisition.

    The Sermons of John Owen


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