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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 12th December 2018
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dogma (noun) DOG-ma

Tenet, principle, religious or group belief held to be true, doctrine laid down with authority.

But two avant-garde designers - a Belgian who works in Paris and an Austrian in Milan - revere the ideal of artisanal tailoring without subscribing to the dogma of impeccability.

Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 28 July 2003. The New Yorker

But in the 1980s, Deng Xiaoping broke with Maoist dogma by saying, ''to get rich is glorious,'' setting off a wild scramble that has produced a generation of hungry entrepreneurs.

David Barboza, The New York Times, 7 November 2007. New York Times

In person, his manner is gentle and earnest, with not a trace of polemical dogma.

Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian, 3 November 2007. Guardian

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