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  • n. Plural form of sectarian.


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  • Edit. (iv. 52) calls them “Khawárij” = certain sectarians in Eastern Arabia.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • On the triumph of 'sectarians' - a term covering religious fundamentalists of all stripes - he was explicit.

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  • I well know that some of my readers will heartily approve of her in this very thing, and that not a few _good dissenters_ on the other hand, who are equally and in precisely the same way sectarians, that is bad

    Weighed and Wanting

  • We also have our microfraction made up of elements from old sectarians which is not the same thing as being old communists.


  • The clergy seemed to become daily more and more confirmed in their belief that those who were affected were a kind of sectarians, and on this account they hastened their exorcisms as much as possible, in order that the evil might not spread among the higher classes, for hitherto scarcely any but the poor had been attacked, and the few people of respectability among the laity and clergy who were to be found among them were persons whose natural frivolity was unable to withstand the excitement of novelty, even though it proceeded from a demoniacal influence.

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  • The sectarians apparently think President Yudhoyono is serious about stopping their violence.

    Religion Run Amok

  • Arab. hashshashin and hashishiyyin, lit. "a hashish-eater, one addicted to hashish," both forms in Arabic being applied to the Ismaili sectarians, who used to intoxicate themselves with hashish or hemp, when preparing to dispatch some king or public man.

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  • Like the founders, the sectarian evangelists "had to justify their resistance by appeals to God-given rights of conscience"; but unlike them, sectarians did not generally envision extending those rights to all of their religious rivals.

    Anil Mundra: 'God Of Liberty': The Role Of Religion In American Independence

  • The memo urged sectarians, religious extremists, political opponents and other warring factions to lay down their arms and give each other hugs if the mood struck.

    Pablo Andreu: Peace Memo Lost En Route to Middle East

  • Contrary to what has been written, she sympathized with the plight of the Doukhobors, religious sectarians who were one of Tolstoy's causes.

    'Sophia Tolstoy'


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