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Conformist   /kənfˈɔrmɪst/   Listen

Marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles.
Adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion).  Synonym: conforming.

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"Conformist" Quotes from Famous Books

... through war fever after war fever—the Seven Years' War and the wars against Napoleon. Howel Harris' voice might have been a voice crying in the wilderness, if it had not been for the spiritual life of the existing congregations, conformist and dissenting. Modern ideas in Wales have been profoundly affected by the Quakers, and especially in districts from which, as a sect, they have long ...
— A Short History of Wales • Owen M. Edwards

... and steadied to a definite aim by the spirit of religion. Among the myriads upon whom this change had come, Thomas Dudley was naturally numbered, and the ardent preaching of the well-known Puritan ministers, Dodd and Hildersham, soon made him a Non-conformist and later an even more vigorous dissenter from ancient and established forms. As thinking England was of much the same mind, his new belief did not for a time interfere with his advancement, for, some years after his marriage he became steward of the estate ...
— Anne Bradstreet and Her Time • Helen Campbell

... the labour movement and democracy, between the struggle for industrial and the struggle for political emancipation, as there is a connection between both and Secularism, the frank form assumed among the working men by that which is concealed and conformist Scepticism among the upper class. In this respect the present industrial crisis resembles those of the past which as we have seen were closely connected with religious and political revolutions. In truth the whole frame of ...
— Lectures and Essays • Goldwin Smith

Words linked to "Conformist" :   conform, conservativist, conformism, religion, religious belief, orthodox, conservative, nonconformist, faith

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