nondoctrinaire

nondoctrinaire

(ˌnɒnˌdɒktrɪˈnɛə)
adj
not concerned with or related to doctrine
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The tributes that Bryant gained from across the political spectrum, including a 1954 knighthood and (thirteen years afterward) the far rarer privilege of being made a Companion of Honor, came from Churchill and from Stanley Baldwin--perhaps predictable sympathizers, in view of Bryant's instinctive, nondoctrinaire Toryism--but also from Labour leaders, above all Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, and Michael Foot.
Frenesi identifies the New Left's strength in the pluralistic, nondoctrinaire, and communitarian impulses that Goodman associates with American anarchism.
I also turned to Lansdale because the success he assisted with required minimal time, minimal money, and a minimal footprint--but a great deal of nondoctrinaire thinking and a willing partner.
Its architects, moreover, were sometimes passionate, but nondoctrinaire.
Skillfully interweaving the stories of five different servicemen from four different conflicts, "The Good Soldier" is a surprisingly nondoctrinaire docu about antiwar veterans flint marches to its own drummer.
As Peck states, Couse's later work, with its strong coloration and loose brushwork, revealed a radical departure from that of Bouguereau, perhaps a by-product of the nondoctrinaire teaching at the Academie Julian or a result of the influence of Henri.
Morey, in a highly eccentric and nondoctrinaire series of articles, has deployed Kant as a hermeneutic key to Dickinson's poems much as New does Kierkegaard.
If, back in my twenties, when I was in serious existential trouble, I had shopped around for a spiritual tradition, I probably would have plunked for something pacific and nondoctrinaire in the Buddhist or Taoist line, though my big problem there would have been that I can't sit still too long.
Myers recommends a nondoctrinaire theism ("leaving theologians and atheists to duke it out over the ancient what-is-truth question"), but it is practically contentless.
Gilley is astute to link Jiang's early leadership styles exhibited during these years - as a nonthreatening, nondoctrinaire, and competent technocrat - to his long survival and steady rise.
If only philosophers were as agreeable and nondoctrinaire as Lutz's portrayal of Socrates.
I agree with Huffington that the salvation of the Republican Party, if it is to appeal to nondoctrinaire and thoughtful conservatives, is to let our humanity show and to be proud of it.