evolutionist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evolutionist a person who believes in organic evolution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evolutionist One skilled in evolutions.
    • Evolutionist One who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n evolutionist One skilled in evolutions, specifically in military evolutions.
    • n evolutionist A believer in the biological or cosmological doctrine of evolution.
    • evolutionist Of or pertaining to the doctrine of evolution; based upon or believing in the doctrine of evolution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Evolutionist one skilled in evolutions or military movements: one who believes in evolution as a principle in science
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. evolutionemevolvĕre.

Usage

In literature:

There is no break in nature, and to the evolutionist the development of the human from the animal is plain.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
Now, the evolutionist theory, so far as it has any importance for philosophy, requires no more.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
That the course of destiny may be altered by individuals no wise evolutionist ought to doubt.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Evolutionists have said that violent emotion naturally expresses itself in rhythm.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
It would seem that Aristotle has only to take one step, and he would be a thoroughgoing evolutionist.
"Progress and History" by Various
WHAT DO EVOLUTIONISTS TEACH?
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal," by Various
I became an evolutionist in the fullest sense, accepting Spencer as the greatest living thinker.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The evolutionist need not be disheartened by the thought.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
This, to the evolutionist, is very disconcerting.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
And so the evolutionist cannot tolerate such doctrines as these which the Word of God sets forth.
"The Church, the Schools and Evolution" by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
The Evolutionist frankly answers the question without fear of blasphemy on the one hand or of moral despair on the other.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The evolutionist studies these changes and records the results obtained thereby.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The second process, in fact, is simply what an enlightened evolutionist would have expected from the first.
"Eternal Life" by Henry Drummond
In this sense we are all evolutionists.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Evolutionists say that those who are not fit, shall not survive.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
It is somewhat startling to find that Carlyle was an evolutionist without knowing it.
"Thomas Carlyle" by Hector Carsewell Macpherson
The minorities which share in it call this human progress; and the proud evolutionists call this human nature which is developing.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
The evolutionist has made men think in immensities and has given prime importance to the idea of development.
"Some Essentials of Religion" by J. C. Roper
The Naval Officer, the Buddhist Philosopher (Amenomori), and the wandering Evolutionist.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
I am an evolutionist and you aid my theories.
"With Edge Tools" by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
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In news:

Forgotten evolutionist rediscovered at last.
A Portrait Of The Evolutionist As A Young Rake.
Evolutionist will be facing Gantry in the Jaipur Stakes.
Language purists and evolutionists clash on which rules should stay or go.
Ardi is an old lady the evolutionists like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Florida State University philosopher Michael Ruse has spent a career observing the ongoing cultural struggle between evolutionists and creationists.
The evolutionist wanted his theory to prove slavery wrong.
Biologists working with the most sophisticated genetic tools are demonstrating that natural selection plays a greater role in the evolution of genes than even most evolutionists had thought.
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