Examples of heretic in a Sentence
The church regards them as heretics.
Galileo was condemned as a heretic for supporting Copernicus's thesis that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa.
Recent Examples of heretic from the Web
In 1521, Martin Luther was branded a heretic and had his writings banned because of his religious beliefs.
Although a motive for the shooting has yet to be declared, Mr. Iqbal is a staunch supporter of Pakistan’s religious minorities, often considered heretics by the country’s radicalized offshoots of Sunni Islam.
This proves impossible for much of Carlton's congregation to swallow, and before long many of them are leaving the church and/or decrying him as a heretic.
Feel free to dismiss Santos — a Trinity University economics professor who grew up in Portugal — as a heretic.
Of those, 730 were Muslims, 501 were Ahmedis — a sect that is reviled by mainstream Muslims as heretics — while 205 were Christians and 26 were Hindus.
Director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses largely on the trial of French heroine Joan of Arc, who was burned at the stake in 1431 after being tried as a heretic.
The church condemned Abelard as a heretic, effectively silencing his campaign to change church attitudes about the Jews.
Sufi Muslims, viewed as heretics by the Sunni extremists, have also been targeted.
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Origin and Etymology of heretic
HERETIC Defined for English Language Learners
: someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs
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