Synonyms for apostasy
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : uh-pos-tuh-see|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈpɒs tə si|
Définition of apostasyOrigin :
- late 14c., "renunciation, abandonment or neglect of established religion," from Latin apostasia, from later Greek apostasia, from apostasis "revolt, defection," literally "a standing off" (see apostate). General (non-religious) sense is attested from 1570s.
- noun defection
- Also that hankering after an overt or practical effect seems to me an apostasy.
- Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- And he averted his head from her, as though from a temptation to apostasy.
- Extract from : « Sacrifice » by Stephen French Whitman
- Their commander purchased his life by apostasy and a treasonable oath.
- Extract from : « Peter the Hermit » by Daniel A. Goodsell
- Just then it was, if we mistake not, that their apostasy began.
- Extract from : « A History of American Christianity » by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
- So Peter tells us that the alternative is growth or apostasy.
- Extract from : « Expositions of Holy Scripture » by Alexander Maclaren
- Extirpated they may have been, like the Moors of Spain, but extirpation is not apostasy.
- Extract from : « The New World of Islam » by Lothrop Stoddard
- This was the only method which did not occur to me; or if it did, it was rejected with scorn, as a sign of apostasy.
- Extract from : « Mauprat » by George Sand
- The Buchananists, outraged at what they called "Douglas's apostasy," broke with him.
- Extract from : « Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday » by Various
- Woe betide the Latter-day Saint, who dares to dream of dissent or apostasy!
- Extract from : « The Wild Huntress » by Mayne Reid
- I would have no part in this apostasy, so I stood there awaiting fate.
- Extract from : « The Lost Continent » by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
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