dogmatise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v dogmatise speak dogmatically
    • v dogmatise state as a dogma
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Dogmatise to state one's opinion dogmatically or arrogantly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., 'an opinion,' from dokein, to think, allied to L. decet.

Usage

In literature:

He suggests, but he does not in the slightest degree dogmatise.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
The Archbishop still dogmatises, even in this sermon on the Spirit of Inquiry.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The Civil War had warped him; solitary thinking had turned him into a cynical dogmatiser.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
You dogmatise when you say that the lover and the husband are mutually exclusive.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
Don't dogmatise on subjects of this kind.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
Reply to their questions; but if you would inspire them with respect, be sober in your speech, and above all avoid dogmatising.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
He should be swift to hear and slow to dogmatise.
"The Priestly Vocation" by Bishop Bernard Ward
It is impossible to dogmatise on such a matter.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
He was now all in favour of the grand style; he dogmatised eloquently about Phidias and Winckelmann.
"Sentimental Education Vol 1" by Gustave Flaubert
Less than almost any man that ever wrote does he inculcate or dogmatise.
"The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's" by David Masson
But just now I'm not going to dogmatise about that or anything else.
"All Men are Ghosts" by L. P. Jacks
It is instances like this that make one hesitate to dogmatise too much as to the why and wherefore of bird-ways.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
The young gentleman who dogmatises so early might blush if he had to sign his name to his audacious utterances.
"Social Rights And Duties" by Leslie Stephen
But is it not somewhat presumptuous to dogmatise thus?
"Psychical Miscellanea" by J. Arthur Hill
It is but fair to note that Prescott himself, in his preliminary chapters on the Aztecs, is far from dogmatising.
"William Hickling Prescott" by Harry Thurston Peck
No one should dogmatise on uncertainties, and after death everything is doubtful.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He did not dogmatise; he did not ignore objections and difficulties.
"A Gamble with Life" by Silas K. Hocking
For it seems to me that in teaching children we ought not to be perpetually dogmatising.
"A Commonplace Book of Thoughts, Memories, and Fancies." by Anna Jameson
Ask a man how many pence it comes to, he gives you a specimen of dogmatising on generated and ungenerated beings.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
Where these confirm, we may dogmatise, and the dogma will strike home.
"Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job" by Robert Watson
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