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faith cure

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  1. a method of attempting to cure disease by prayer and religious faith.
  2. a cure thus effected.
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Origin of faith cure

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • But I fooled the pair of them, and dosed them with their own medicine, which was faith-cure.

    The Cruise of the Snark

    Jack London

  • The faith-cure feature of this religion is now falling into disuse.

  • As a member of the College of Physicians I've felt that way about homeopathy and the faith-cure.

    Lin McLean

    Owen Wister

  • Now the girl's going to die out of hand, and I understand from the mother that the faith-cure won't work.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • As Dr. Lauder Brunton has recently pointed out, it is in many instances only a method of faith-cure, and as such has its value.