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synonyms for preceptive

  • academic
  • advisory
  • donnish
  • edifying
  • enlightening
  • exhortative
  • expository
  • homiletic
  • hortative
  • instructive
  • moral
  • moralizing
  • pedagogic
  • pedantic
  • preachy
  • schoolmasterist
  • sermonic
  • sermonizing
  • teacherish
  • teacherly
  • teachy
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How to use preceptive in a sentence

And perhaps this feast had been long observed, and by different tribes of people, before it became preceptive with the Jews.
EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
It may be necessary to notice the only preceptive passage in the New Testament which apparently bears a different aspect.
CHRISTIAN DEVOTEDNESSANTHONY NORRIS GROVES
The value which we attach to the volume depends, however, rather on its preceptive than its antiquarian character.
ON THE OLD ROAD VOL. 1 (OF 2)JOHN RUSKIN
We might infer this from the extent of the reading, which was sufficient for all the preceptive parts of the Pentateuch.
COMPANION TO THE BIBLEE. P. BARROWS
Hence the present epistle differs strikingly in its preceptive part from the other two.
COMPANION TO THE BIBLEE. P. BARROWS
Justice should be done, by a civil power—agreeable to God's preceptive will.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
It is the abstract, preceptive, and barren form, and the presumptuous manner in which these are presented that they detest.
CHILDREN AND THEIR BOOKSJAMES HOSMER PENNIMAN
That the preceptive will of God is to be our only rule of duty, few Christians deny.
WAR INCONSISTENT WITH THE RELIGION OF JESUS CHRISTDAVID LOW DODGE
But there is a great difference between his decretive and his preceptive will.
WAR INCONSISTENT WITH THE RELIGION OF JESUS CHRISTDAVID LOW DODGE
It may be worth while here to present, in a condensed form, some portion of his matter, which is both indicative and preceptive.
THE VIOLINGEORGE DUBOURG
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WORDS RELATED TO PRECEPTIVE

  • academic
  • advisory
  • donnish
  • edifying
  • enlightening
  • exhortative
  • expository
  • homiletic
  • hortative
  • instructive
  • moral
  • moralizing
  • pedagogic
  • pedantic
  • preachy
  • preceptive
  • schoolmasterist
  • sermonic
  • sermonizing
  • teacherish
  • teacherly
  • teachy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.