Usage examples for predestination

  1. The universities and high churchmen were beginning to adopt the doctrine of free will over predestination. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. Like all human affairs, success is partly a matter of predestination and partly of free will. – Success (Second Edition) by Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  3. Bogdan the Bully and, 87- 89; General Voutcha and, 89- 94; the veela Raviyoyla and, 102- 105 Predestination. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  4. I do not pretend to determine the controverted point of predestination, the foreknowledge and decrees of Providence. – An Essay Upon Projects by Daniel Defoe
  5. The wilderness, calm, ruthless, just, terrible, waited in the shadow of the forest, seeking no combat, avoiding none, conquering with a lofty air of predestination, yielding superbly as though the moment's victory for which a man had strained the fibres of his soul were, after all, a little, unimportant thing; never weary, never exultant, dispassionate, inevitable, mighty, whose emotions were silence, whose speech was silence, whose most terrible weapon was the great white silence that smothered men's spirits. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  6. It may safely be said that the poet who could find to- day, in material science, in the unknown that surrounds us, or in his own heart, the equivalent for ancient fatality- a force, that is, of equally irresistible predestination, a force as universally admitted- would infallibly produce a masterpiece. – The Buried Temple by Maurice Maeterlinck
  7. " They might fall back upon the doctrine of predestination or the price of fish," I replied urbanely. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  8. Yet I desire a more thorough exposition of the doctrines of predestination, of the consent of the will, of the necessity of our obedience, and of the sin unto death. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  9. " I know about predestination," cried Lovey Mary, eagerly. – Lovey Mary by Alice Hegan Rice
  10. On another occasion he is reported to have said, " I know nothing of predestination, whether it is green or whether it is blue; but I do know that the Advocate's pipe and mine will never play the same tune." – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  11. It is reported that he declared that he did not know whether predestination was blue or green. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  12. So with Jeremiah in regard both to his own predestination and that of his people. – Jeremiah by George Adam Smith
  13. 11 is adduced as upholding the predestination of all events. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  14. And this predestination, as it were, He made more remarkable by another miracle, which, if it was not greater, was more acknowledged and more widely known from the number of persons who were astonished at beholding it. – The Purgatory of St. Patrick by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  15. Possibly good gardening and an egg- producing hen- yard are the result of willingness to take infinite pains but, out of my disappointments and half successes, I am more inclined to hold that it is luck and predestination. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  16. Do what you would the doctrines of original sin and predestination kept cropping up under the surface of existence. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow