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noun as in school of thought

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Fasting is also possible throughout the year by individuals, but this celebration is the common communal embracing of fasting across sects.

Yesterday, Twitter deleted tweets and videos of President Muhammadu Buhari making threats of punishment to a sect called IPOB in the South-Eastern part of the country after he blamed them for attacks on government buildings.

For a certain jet-setting sect, wide-open spaces with views, few Covid-19 cases, and the freedom to go maskless are all the rage.

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She specifically focused on the Satmar community, the sect Feldman was once part of.

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It also resembles those of a 1st-century sect leader in Palestine who was also popular with the poor.

On a 2,813-acre tract roughly 30 miles west, Washington found a Calvinist sect called the Seceders squatting on his land.

He was an Ahmadi, a minority Muslim sect that Pakistan has declared un-Islamic and against which it discriminates horribly.

Perl loved all kinds of music, including rock and roll, growing up in the Chabad community, a sect of Hasidic Judaism.

The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes.

In this she differed from others of her sect, who strove to convey the idea of humility both outwardly and inwardly.

He was the chief of the seven sages of Greece, and founder of the Ionic sect of philosophers.

The reader may give three lines to both, if he pleases; see note to sect.

Certainly the most cultivated and aristocratic sect--the Sadducees--repudiated it altogether; while the Pharisees held to it.

At the close of the last century there existed a religious sect who were in favour of abandoning the use of clothing.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sect, such as: church, creed, cult, denomination, faction, and faith.

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