deistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj deistic of or relating to deism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Deistic Pertaining to, savoring of, or consisting in, deism; as, a deistic writer; a deistical book. "The deistical or antichristian scheme."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deistic Pertaining to deism or to deists; of the nature of deism; embracing or containing deism: as, a deistic writer; a deistic book.
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Usage

In literature:

There is this difference between me and deistic philosophers: I believe; and I believe the Gospel.
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
The doctrines or religious code of the Masons are, as their symbols indicate, deistic and anti-Christian.
"Alvira: the Heroine of Vesuvius" by A. J. O'Reilly
Those parts are true deistical compositions; for they treat of the Deity through his works.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV. 1794-1796." by Thomas Paine
But in 1695, the Press Law was allowed to drop, and immediately deistic literature began to appear.
"A History of Freedom of Thought" by John Bagnell Bury
The rise of the Deistic movement may be defined in a sentence.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
James Ralph, who was very emphatic in his deistical views, in his enthusiasm, decided to devote himself to the art of rhyming.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Those parts are true deistical compositions; for they treat of the Deity through his works.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
What is the lesson, by deistic analogy, of the volcano?
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
But at root Carlyle's thought was more Pantheistical than Deistical.
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
Shaftesbury and Collins were the most famous deistical writers of that time.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
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