doctrine

Part of speech: noun

Instruction.

Part of speech: noun

That which is truth, especially in religion; a tenet, or body of tenets.

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Usage examples "doctrine":

  1. And come he did; but the manner of his coming was so extraordinary, that I have believed in the doctrine of a special providence ever since; for as Craig said, 'If he had come straight from Heaven I could not have been more surprised. - "Black Rock", Ralph Connor.
  2. " I never could get right hold of that doctrine," said Mrs. Marble. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  3. I found in my case that that was everything and doctrine almost nothing. - "Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters", Thomas Hardy.