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Besides having parties,—one essential of a covenant in its proper acceptation, this relation with God has conditions.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The words, taken in a new acceptation, reveal the charming maladroitness of a northern barbarian kneeling before a Roman beauty.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
An examination of Elizabethan writings does not conduce to the idea of the term having had a widespread acceptation.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
In its most proper acceptation, theory means the completed result of philosophical induction from experience.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
It need hardly be told that his open and friendly address met equally ready and cheerful acceptation from Nigel Olifaunt.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
The inessentials of his passionate religion faded away in the strength and beauty of God's acceptation of his penitence.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
I do not mean that all should be great, in the popular acceptation of that term.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF FRANK G. ALLEN, MINISTER OF THE GOSPELFRANK G. ALLEN
In the most familiar acceptation, living water meant no more than running water.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
The Knight seemed to prefer taking it in the latter acceptation, as he answered mildly, "I have that honor."
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
The Rev. Nigel Penruddock was not at all a popular preacher according to the vulgar acceptation of the term.
ENDYMIONBENJAMIN DISRAELI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ACCEPTATION

  • acceptation
  • import
  • intendment
  • moral
  • point
  • purport
  • sense
  • significance
  • significancy
  • signification
  • theme
  • understanding
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