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apologetics

See definition of apologetics on Dictionary.com
  • as inapologia
  • as indefense

synonyms for apologetics

  • apology
  • defense
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • pretext
  • apologetic
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How to use apologetics in a sentence

At one bound Cossington's papers passed from apologetics varied by repudiation to triumphant praise.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Christianity, once an aggressive and virile movement, now resorts to apologetics, compromise and concession to prolong her life.
MORALITY WITHOUT GODM. M. MANGASARIAN
But that is not an unusual feature of Christian apologetics.
THE CHURCHES AND MODERN THOUGHTPHILIP VIVIAN
He perceived it was a hard and invincible malevolence, and that no petty apologetics of demeanour could avail against it.
THE SEA LADYHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
In like fashion, historic rationalism has often tended to use Reason as an agency of justification and apologetics.
RECONSTRUCTION IN PHILOSOPHYJOHN DEWEY
Without specific ends of its own, it affords353 no ground for dogmatism or apologetics.
CREATIVE INTELLIGENCEJOHN DEWEY, ADDISON W. MOORE, HAROLD CHAPMAN BROWN, GEORGE H. MEAD, BOYD H. BODE, HENRY WALDGRAVE, STUART JAMES, HAYDEN TUFTS, HORACE M. KALLEN
The saying is profoundly true that "nothing so quickly waxes old as apologetics."
RELIGION AND SCIENCEJOHN CHARLTON HARDWICK
This fact possesses a value in relation to Apologetics which intelligent students will readily appreciate.
THE PARABLES OF OUR LORDWILLIAM ARNOT
But whereas the politician, like the orthodox believer once pronounced apologetics, they now merely utter apologies.
G. K. CHESTERTON, A CRITICAL STUDYJULIUS WEST
But the introduction of the adjective “apologetic” and of the substantive “apologetics” is recent.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 2, SLICE 3VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO APOLOGETICS

  • apologetic
  • apologetics
  • apology
  • defense
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • pretext
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.