[ˈɪsəm], [ˈɪsəm], [ˈɪ_s_ə_m]

Definitions of ism:

  1.   A theory, this being a termination of words denoting theory. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for ism:

  1. Racism is an ism to which everyone in the world today is exposed; for or against, we must take sides. And the history of the future will differ according to the decision which we make. – Ruth Benedict

Usage examples for ism:

  1. Socialism exists as an ism because Capitalism exists as an ism the clash is only an expression of the eternal law of action and reaction. ” – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  2. It is these- the weak, the plastic, the impressible- whom your earth- born morality is corrupting, whose possibilities of happiness and self- respect your enervating woman's- sphere- ism is destroying. ” – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  3. “ I know not whether it was their peculiar ism that made them so comparatively free and liberal. ” – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  4. And David Barrow Spoke up and said: No ism is enough. ” – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  5. After proceeding a mile or so, taking two or three turns to look for improvement, I began to perceive evident signs on the part of the road of retrograding into lane- ism the county had evidently deserted it, and though made for cars and coaches, its traffic appeared to be now confined to donkeys carrying turf home from the bog, in double kishes on their back. ” – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  6. Heresy is in itself neither Atheism nor Theism, neither the rejection of the Church of Rome, nor of Canterbury, nor of Constantinople; heresy is not necessarily of any- ist or- ism – Theological Essays by Charles Bradlaugh
  7. Don't think about Socialism or any other " ism – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  8. Being plunged into a state of settled gloom, I then became acutely anxious as to my soul's salvation, and feverishly pursued every ism and ology that caught my roving eye's attention, until in one short month I had become, in despairing rotation, an incipient agnostic, atheist, pantheist, and monist. ” – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  9. Outside of New York the political labor movement was not associated either with the single tax or any other " ism – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  10. Now, you and I together must make such study of her mediumship as America has never seen- a study which shall have nothing to do with any ism fad, or prejudice. ” – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland

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