from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the spirit of party or of partizans.
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- adj. devoted to a political party
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And, if we minister to a people who, like the Corinthians, need to be fed with milk and not meat; like them carnal, factious, party-spirited, and if we would delicately hint to them their character -- let us do it indirectly, following Paul's example, when he put restraint on the fullness of matter within, and discoursed only on the elements of
This individual, whose character forms so fine a relief to the party-spirited and debased condition of the British army in the time of George the
"How the love to our neighbor, which is commanded by God is a thing different from natural compassion, from natural affection, from party-spirited love, from any love whatever that arises merely from self-love, and from the love which enthusiasts and heretics have for one another."
Such persons will be very apt to attach themselves to particular persons, to use particular names, to say things merely because others do, and to act in a party-spirited way. "