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Definition of Fanaticism

  • Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion, politics or ideology; religious frenzy.
  • excessive intolerance of opposing views

How to use fanaticism in a sentence. Fanaticism pronunciation.

The light of a fateful fanaticism was in his eyes.
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Fanaticism had caught a note of savage music that tuned it to its height.
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No fear possessed David, but he felt the keenness of the struggle, and prepared for the last critical moment of fanaticism.
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Harmonious therewith were the features shadowed by the hideous bonnet: a face hardly to be recognised, bloodless, all but fleshless, the eyes set in a stare of weak-minded fanaticism.
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A new religious principle is that prejudice and fanaticism whether sectarian, denominational, patriotic or political are destructive to the foundation of human solidarity; therefore man should release himself from such bonds in order that the oneness of the world of humanity may become manifest.
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May fanaticism and religious bigotry be unknown, all humanity enter the bond of brotherhood, souls consort in perfect agreement, the nations of earth at last hoist the banner of truth and the religions of the world enter the divine temple of oneness, for the foundations of the heavenly religions are one reality.
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By this acceptance and praiseworthy attitude the enmity and hatred which have afflicted mankind so many centuries would be dispelled, fanaticism and bloodshed pass away and the world be blessed by unity and agreement.
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Then there will be no more hatred and fanaticism, no more warfare and bloodshed in the Land of Promise.
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Shall we remain steeped in our fanaticisms and cling to our prejudices?
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Then a holy indolence spread over the political world; the fields were deserted, empires depopulated, monuments neglected and deserts multiplied; ignorance, superstition and fanaticism, combining their operations, overwhelmed the earth with devastation and ruin.
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Some countries have doubtless fallen from what they were at certain epochs; but if we weigh the wisdom and happiness of their inhabitants, even in those times, we shall find more of splendor than of reality in their glory; we shall find, in the most celebrated of ancient states, enormous vices and cruel abuses, the true causes of their decay; we shall find in general that the principles of government were atrocious; that insolent robberies, barbarous wars and implacable hatreds were raging from nation to nation;* that natural right was unknown; that morality was perverted by senseless fanaticism and deplorable superstition; that a dream, a vision, an oracle, were constantly the causes of vast commotions.
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A whole nation, cured of the delirium of superstition, must be inaccessible to the impulse of fanaticism.
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By means of the contrasted opinions I have scattered through it, it breathes that spirit of doubt and uncertainty which appears to me the best suited to the weakness of the human mind, and the most adapted to its improvement, inasmuch as it always leaves a door open to new truths; while the spirit of dogmatism and immovable belief, limiting our progress to a first received opinion, binds us at hazard, and without resource, to the yoke of error or falsehood, and occasions the most serious mischiefs to society; since by combining with the passions, it engenders fanaticism, which, sometimes misled and sometimes misleading, though always intolerant and despotic, attacks whatever is not of its own nature; drawing upon itself persecution when it is weak, and practising persecution when it is powerful; establishing a religion of terror, which annihilates the faculties, and vitiates the conscience: so that, whether under a political or a religious aspect, the spirit of doubt is friendly to all ideas of liberty, truth, or genius, while a spirit of confidence is connected with the ideas of tyranny, servility, and ignorance.
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Nor is it at all necessary to seek for the justification of such a theory, considered as a matter of prudential policy, in Jewish fanaticism.
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How savage was the fanaticism, and how blind the worldly wisdom, which could have co-operated to such a result!
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And to do this he had not Doyle's fanaticism.
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His interest in the conspiracy had always been purely self-interest; he had never had Woslosky's passion, or Doyle's cold fanaticism.
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His courage, if courage it might be called, was bred of fanaticism.
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Greed, power, oppression, fanaticism, love, hate, revenge, justice, freedom-for these, men killed one another.
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They did not seek to kindle either the enthusiasm or the fanaticism of the multitude; they swam not with but against the stream.
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Examples of Fanaticism

Example #1
David read him as an open book, and saw the madness come upon him.
Example #2
A Muslim would win heaven by sending a Christian to hell.
Example #3
A stroke of the vast paw, a smothered roar as the teeth gave into the neck of the beautiful Fatima, and then-no more.
Example #4
When his chief eunuch accused her of a guilty love, he had given her paramour and herself to that awful death.
Example #5
Involuntarily Harrik turned his eyes to the velvet curtains.
Example #6
I came alone, because I had no fear that thou wouldst go to thy death shaming hospitality.