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sect.

abbr.
1. section
2. sectional
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Their antipathy to the poor infant was also increased by the ill success of divers theological discussions, in which it was attempted to convince him of the errors of his sect. Ilbrahim, it is true, was not a skilful controversialist; but the feeling of his religion was strong as instinct in him, and he could neither be enticed nor driven from the faith which his father had died for.
He spoke of the danger of pity, in some cases a commendable and Christian virtue, but inapplicable to this pernicious sect. He observed that such was their devilish obstinacy in error, that even the little children, the sucking babes, were hardened and desperate heretics.
But in process of time a more Christian spirit --a spirit of forbearance, though not of cordiality or approbation--began to pervade the land in regard to the persecuted sect. And then, when the rigid old Pilgrims eyed her rather in pity than in wrath; when the matrons fed her with the fragments of their children's food, and offered her a lodging on a hard and lowly bed; when no little crowd of schoolboys left their sports to cast stones after the roving enthusiast; then did Catharine return to Pearson's dwelling and made that her home.
Their reputation, as holders of mystic and pernicious principles, having spread before them, the Puritans early endeavored to banish, and to prevent the further intrusion of the rising sect. But the measures by which it was intended to purge the land of heresy, though more than sufficiently vigorous, were entirely unsuccessful.
Those expounders of the ways of Providence, who had thus judged their brother, and attributed his domestic sorrows to his sin, were not more charitable when they saw him and Dorothy endeavoring to fill up the void in their hearts by the adoption of an infant of the accursed sect. Nor did they fail to communicate their disapprobation to Tobias; but the latter, in reply, merely pointed at the little quiet, lovely boy, whose appearance and deportment were indeed as powerful arguments as could possibly have been adduced in his own favor.
The Latin priests say it was stolen away, long ago, by priests of another sect. That seems like a hard statement to make, but we know very well that it was stolen, because we have seen it ourselves in several of the cathedrals of Italy and France.
Bappah Mura, a farmer-turned member of the sect who hails from Borno, said he was deceived into joining the group, only to realise that all they were told were lies, adding that he regretted all his actions while with the sect.
First, it was in fulfilment of a religious obligation by the sect and it was also meant as a protest march against the continued detention of the leader of that sect.
A local entertainment news outlet reported earlier in the day that Park was seen delivering a sermon in front of members of the Korean Evangelical Baptist Church, one of the three sects of Guwonpa, or Salvation Sect.
The pastor, a close friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, and who calls himself the appointed son of God, had previously been sued in a custody case for allegedly luring a minor into joining the sect.
Chairman Political Science Department Dr Muqarrab Akber said that the Constitution of Pakistan permitted each citizen to lead life according to his religion or sect. He maintained that rights and duties go side by side, adding that we should respect others' beliefs.
Political Science Department Chairman Dr Muqarab Akber said that constitution of Pakistan permitted each citizen to lead a life according to his religion or sect. He maintained that rights and duties go side by side, adding, we should respect others' beliefs.