Origin of superstition
Examples from the Web for superstition
Darwin was among the many scientists that have helped society evolve out of mysticism, superstition and faith.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet superstition can also be, if my theology is correct, the first step in the other direction on that same road.
Tally one for the superstition list… no more laundry at night.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is his superstition about watching every Red Sox game but never the sixth inning.Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair|Tom LeClair|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Superstition has it that playing the Man of Steel is a career killer.Is There Really a Superman Curse, and Can Henry Cavill Break It?|Kevin Fallon|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The superstition of the little damsel did indeed suggest numerous obstacles.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
The quietness of everything there frightened me, called up every foolish, childhood fear and superstition.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
Superstition apart, this strange coincidence was really striking.The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed.|Elizabeth Stone
Often the superstition connected therewith is forgotten in the excitement of the moment.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
Their sluggish minds were prone to all the superstition of the Middle Ages.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
Word Origin for superstition
early 13c., from Old French superstition or directly from Latin superstitionem (nominative superstitio), noun of action from superstare (see superstitious). Originally especially of religion; sense of "unreasonable notion" is from 1794.