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How to use absolutism in a sentence
Professional politicians usually keep their distance from absolutist movements.Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Political Parties|David Frum|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His is the kind of black-and-white, moral absolutist thinking about politics one should grow out of after graduate school.Julian Assange Loves Rand Paul and His ‘Very Principled Positions’|Michael Tomasky|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Saudis fear, probably rightly, that real power sharing is impossible in an absolutist state.
Other countries that banned guns started with a less absolutist attitude towards civil liberties, and also, a lot fewer guns.There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre|Megan McArdle|December 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Taking an absolutist view on temporary cuts would rapidly make the whole pledge untenable.
He had stripped the magical prestige from the absolutist monarchy in France.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
It will not be worship as with the Chinese absolutist, nor mere friendship, as in the code of many a radical.The Hearth-Stone|Samuel Osgood
Socialism would introduce, indeed, the most vexatious and all-encompassing absolutist government ever invented.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
He was a statesman and he wanted to make the empire into a real state of the absolutist type.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
They desire to employ it as a tool for their absolutist plans and adventurous world enterprises.What Germany Thinks|Thomas F. A. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for absolutism
- any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differencesCompare relativism
- the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusionSee also monism (def. 2), pluralism (def. 5b)