Usage examples for casuistry

  1. But again his conscience told him next moment that such casuistry was dishonest and unworthy; he had found the thing, and, come what might, he ought to abide by the awful consequences. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. How can you go on reading these exquisite lyrics and not soar above Puritan casuistry in the enjoyment of beauty for its own sake?" – With Edge Tools by Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
  3. The dialogue was everywhere delightful and the contrast afforded between the conscientious, introspective sincerity of the young author and the gaily unscrupulous casuistry of his wife was a forecast, if not actually an early example, of his best work. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  4. One day the casuistry of grief brought Theophil the reflection that, as Isabel was the only woman he knew whom Jenny had known too, and that as Jenny had loved her also, she was thus destined for him even by Jenny herself. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  5. The casuistry of her speech made no convert. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  6. It is sheer meddling, and no casuistry can fitly give it any other name. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  7. A levite suspected that the casuistry and marvellous cures of the Nazarene must be due to a knowledge of the incommunicable name, Shemhammephorash, seared on stone in the thunders of Sinai, and which to utter was to summon life or beckon death. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  8. It was, in fact, only when art began to expire in Italy, when Vasari published his extensive necrology and formed his famous collection of drawings, that property in a sketch became a topic for moral casuistry – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  9. But unconscious casuistry deceives us all. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  10. That inherited casuistry of temperament, which had confused the pleasant with the true for generations, had become in her less a moral conviction than a fixed quality of soul. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  11. Some children seem to be too fond of casuistry – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  12. But this casuistry fell upon deaf ears. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  13. I had the other day a trying experience, and I think a hard case of casuistry I am not sure that I was right; but also not by any means sure I was wrong. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  14. The abrupt words of John are not unlike an answer to some feeble question of casuistry some plea of extenuating circumstances such as all can urge in mitigation of their worst deeds. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  15. Augustin has to answer all these questions, and go into the very smallest details of casuistry – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  16. But it would be little less than a crime to involve the simple soul of Tim Gorman in the maze of two separate kinds of casuistry – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  17. It may be that the Roman Divines, who, as I understand, are greatly adept in the science of casuistry have accomplished already the task I indicate. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  18. Let those of us cast the stone who can take oath that in their own morality there is no casuistry – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford