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Usage examples for Beliefs

  1. He takes from his heart his instincts, his passions, his beliefs, his sufferings, his dreams, his ideas, and throws them, by handfuls, into the midst of men. – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  2. So though I found much in these books that was believed by the people, and much that was to them the guiding influence of their lives, yet I was unable to trust to them altogether, and I was in doubt where to seek for the real beliefs of these people. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  3. Union is essential, even if it involves sacrifice of cherished beliefs on the part of some. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  4. Popular government lies in the hopes and beliefs of the people. – The American Empire by Scott Nearing
  5. As he stood there, feeling a keener joy than he could ever remember the personal having given him, all his philosophy, all his changing beliefs in what was most worth while, resolved themselves into the passionate cry: " Let beauty not die for me.... – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  6. Indian beliefs were regarded. – Legends of Vancouver by E. Pauline Johnson
  7. " The development of exact natural knowledge in all its vast range, from physics to history and criticism, is the consequence of the working out, in this province, of the resolution to take nothing for truth without clear knowledge that it is such; to consider all beliefs open to criticism; to regard the value of authority as neither greater nor less than as much as it can prove itself to be worth. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  8. Notes on the folk- beliefs and tales will be found at the end of this volume. – Elves and Heroes by Donald A. MacKenzie
  9. Like many among the iron men who recovered British India, he was a man with the natural beliefs and tastes of an old maid. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  10. The issue is not whether you are sincere in your beliefs, nor whether we agree with them. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  11. " What do you know of my thoughts or my beliefs? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  12. The rainbow- the Spirit People's sacred sign- old beliefs stirred in Travis, moving him. – The Defiant Agents by Andre Alice Norton
  13. But though there is a truth in each of these beliefs, the Christian doctrine is neither one nor the other. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  14. And it may also be admitted that large numbers of people honestly believe that their religious beliefs serve as motives to the expression of their better qualities. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  15. It is true that often, at the close of a letter, there follows a hope that he had not hurt his friends' feelings; but that he must, at all costs, be open as to his own beliefs. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. This, no doubt, implies that our ordinary beliefs about reality are illusory, for what things look is ex hypothesi different from what they are. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  17. And if we wish to know what were the current beliefs among well- informed men of the time about animals, we have only to open the two folio volumes penned with greatest care by painstaking Topsell, concerning " Foure- footed beastes" and " Serpents." – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  18. For a hundred and fifty years many people read the Paradise Lost and supposed themselves to be enjoying the poem when what they were really enjoying was simply the pleasure of reading their own beliefs expressed in magnificent verse. – Milton by John Bailey
  19. The splendid hospital of the American Ambulance at Neuilly, equipped and operated on the generous American scale, is the real monument to the beliefs, the hopes, the faith of the American people. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  20. He was the last of men to sacrifice his beliefs to motives of gain. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
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