Manichaean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Manichaean of or relating to Manichaeism
    • adj Manichaean of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism "a Manichaean conflict between good and evil"
    • n Manichaean an adherent of Manichaeism
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Manichaean man-i-kē′an pertaining to the Manichees or followers of Mani, a native of Ecbatana (215-276 A.D.), who taught that everything sprang from two chief principles, light and darkness, or good and evil
    • n Manichaean a believer in Manichæanism—also Man′ichee
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Usage

In literature:

In the West, the first teachers of the Manichaean theology had been repulsed by the people, or suppressed by the prince.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 5" by Edward Gibbon
How are we to distinguish the dark chief of the Manichaeans when he talks our own thoughts to us?
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
I heard him every Lord's Day expound the word of truth, and was sure that all the knots of the Manichaeans could be unravelled.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
MANES, MANI, or MANICHAEANS, the founder of the MANICHAEANS (q. v.), a native of Persia, and who died A.D. 274.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Hieracites in Egypt were closely allied with the Manichaeans.
"The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II." by Annie Besant
He was never a manichaean towards nature.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
But that had been the idea of the Manichaeans!...
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Why should he not, then, just as well be the evil principle of the Manichaeans as the single good principle of the orthodox?
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
Manichaeans in China, 144.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
I admit that I have not been enlightened by all that Bayle says about the Manichaeans and the Paulicians.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
But you are not a Manichaean, are you?
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
But in fact it is discovered that these words of our Lord experienced depravation at the hands of the Manichaean heretics.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
Is that a Manichaean doctrine?
"Devil-Worship in France" by Arthur Edward Waite
He is a Manichaean, a Montanist; he is mad.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
The Slavonic sources are unanimous on the point that his teaching was Manichaean.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
How are we to distinguish the dark chief of the Manichaeans when he talks our own thoughts to us?
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
The Manichaeans assert that a man who had stricken Thomas was devoured by a lion.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
I acknowledge that I have not had my mind enlightened by all that Bayle has said about the Manichaeans and Paulicians.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
And warrior Simon marked the name of the Manichaean on the hilt of his sword.
"Tales From Jókai" by Mór Jókai
The Manichaeans and other early Christians held the phallic view.
"Bible Studies" by Joseph M. Wheeler
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In news:

Over the past months there has been a number of references on dotCom to a " Manichaean " mindset.
The hawkish Romney adviser has been secunded to manage the running mate and graft a Manichaean worldview onto the foreign affairs neophyte.
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