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Examples of heterodox in a Sentence
a Christian clergyman with a very heterodox opinion on the divinity of Jesus
her heterodox approach to teaching science initially met with some resistance from her peers
Recent Examples of heterodox from the Web
As president, he’s shown no sign of that heterodox campaign persona, driving Trump-curious Democrats back to the fold.
One reason, according to campaign veterans and endorsers, was that the party’s voters are more heterodox than their party.
Trade was just one of many issues on which Trump took a heterodox stance in his campaign.
Friedersdorf: What about the boundary between engaging in heterodox intellectual inquiry and behavior that crosses a line into the harassment of an individual?
But the heterodox, tolerant Islam that has set it apart from much of the Middle East is under threat.
But a partisan perspective must not stop those who oppose Trump from building the kinds of ideologically heterodox coalitions that will be needed to thwart his attacks on democracy.
Born in 1883, in upstate New York, Eastman was raised by two politically progressive, theologically heterodox Protestant ministers.
Newton thoroughly lived this heterodox faith, as Mr. Iliffe documents.
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Did You Know?
Orthodoxy ... is my doxy - heterodoxy is another man's doxy, quipped 18th-century bishop William Warburton. He was only punning, but it is true that individuals often see other people's ideas as unconventional while regarding their own as beyond reproach. The antonyms "orthodox" and "heterodox" developed from the same root, the Greek doxa, which means "opinion." Heterodox derives from "doxa" plus "heter-," a combining form meaning "other" or "different"; "orthodoxy" pairs "doxa" with orth-, meaning "correct" or "straight."
HETERODOX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heterodox for English Language Learners
: not agreeing with established beliefs or standards
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