Definitions of indoctrination

  1. teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
  2. Instruction in or inoculation with the principles of any system.

Usage examples for indoctrination

  1. At any rate after affirming the infallibility of the text Protestantism has turned back to the text for the proof of its teaching and so built up its really very great interrelated system in which, as has already been said, the power of religion over the life of its followers and the reality of religion in the experiences of its followers locked up on just such things as these: First, the experiences of conversions; second, conversion secured through the processes of Protestant indoctrination, backed up by the fervent appeal of the Protestant ministry and the pressure of Protestant Church life; and third, all this supported by an appeal to the authority of the Bible with a proof- text for every statement. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  2. They were all in my indoctrination treatments. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  3. I really don't know what sort of indoctrination you must have had, Maya- if I may call you Maya, and there's no point in being formal under the circumstances. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  4. The indoctrination courses had not, he reflected, reconciled her to the frontiersman's necessarily simple mode of living- which was ironic, considering that one of her original attractions for him had been her apparent suitability for the pioneer life. – The Venus Trap by Evelyn E. Smith
  5. It is hard to see evidence of any such indoctrination of the Grand Fleet before Jutland. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  6. Even since I began writing, there has been an Engraver here, requiring new indoctrination,- poor fellow! – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. Hitherto, in passive obedience to the indoctrination of the Countess, Evan had looked on tailors as the proscribed race of modern society. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith