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A person who holds absolute principles in political, philosophical, or theological matters.‘he was a moral absolutist with little patience for shades of grey’
- ‘Those absolutists who extol the virtues of free trade without addressing its costs are urging us to build an incomplete trade policy.’
- ‘What we get here is a monarchical absolutist who gradually discovers his humanity.’
- ‘She is an absolutist, despising those opportunists who take time out of normal life for a little promiscuity.’
- ‘According to the absolutist, the parts of space are necessarily related to one another in an unchangeable order or arrangement.’
- ‘Despite the protests of First Amendment absolutists, both of these measures would probably be constitutional.’
- ‘His most renowned protagonist is an absolutist.’
- ‘If the absolutist wishes to maintain his objection, he must point to some morally relevant difference between positive and negative killing.’
- ‘I'm by no means any sort of information-wants-to-be-free absolutist.’
- ‘Ethical absolutists will argue that once we allow cloning, even for therapeutic purposes, there'll be no turning back.’
- ‘There seem to be good reasons for utilitarians to be in favor of it, and absolutists cannot object to it on the ground that it involves killing the innocent.’
Relating to or supporting absolute principles.‘an absolutist political tradition’‘these claims might strike many people as absolutist and extreme’
- ‘The inner life of a nation is linked with the modern mass army in a way it could not have been with the absolutist armies of the earlier period.’
- ‘The growth of royal power led to the development of an absolutist state at the end of the seventeenth century.’
- ‘What's missing is the anchoring of endangered species protection within the human and natural economy, rather than within absolutist, moral rhetoric.’
- ‘Prospero is an inherently unstable combination of Puritan reformer and absolutist ruler of the island.’
- ‘I am suspicious of such absolutist pronouncements in so collaborative an artistic medium.’
- ‘All these premises represent an inversion of the traditional modes of absolutist encomium.’
- ‘An absolutist account of individual rights leaves no opportunity to formulate more stringent policies for the procurement of organs.’
- ‘Indeed, it is an absolutist claim echoed in a leading article in the journal.’
- ‘At the same time, rural interests often take an absolutist view of property rights.’
- ‘It complicates the way critics employ stereotype-centered criticism to produce absolutist, value-based judgments.’
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