Cainite

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cainite a descendant of Cain: a member of a 2d-century set of Gnostics who revered Cain and Judas
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Usage

In literature:

Constantly I find myself calling him 'the Cainite.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
A Gnostic sect of the 2nd century was known by the name of Cainites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Cainites, sect of, supposed still extant, 10.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
Hitherto the Cainites seem to have insulted the true Church with impunity and to have triumphed over them.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The Cainites laid the basis of civilisation.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
From the time Adam went out of Eden there have been Abelites and Cainites.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
By the music of the Cainites, I said we were not to understand our own more elaborate and sublime system of melody.
"The Philosophy of History, Vol. 1 of 2" by Friedrich Schlegel
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In poetry:

The earth's polluted by thy crimes,
(As in the Cainites early times)
Which sue to God to sweep thee hence —
Without thy timely penitence.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard