Main definitions of Arian in English

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Arian1

noun

  • A person born under the sign of Aries.

    • ‘‘Exactly what I said,’ I reply forcefully, though I don't feel like engaging in a battle of wills with such a blatant Arien who for some obscure reason was born in February instead.’
    • ‘It is true that they may not have the flair and excessive energy of their fellow Ariens, for the fire of their Sun sign is grounded by the Taurus earth provided in the Moon sign.’
    • ‘Plenty of exercise is a must to keep your Aries child happy and healthy - and often young Arians just can't seem to keep still.’
    • ‘Even Zurich, who commissioned the research into insurance claims for car accidents, have declared that they will not be charging fender-bending Ariens higher premiums.’
    • ‘In contrast to the independence of Sun sign Arians, those with Aries rising have a very strong need for a permanent partner, and they can be surprisingly understanding, compassionate and tolerant of their loved ones.’
    • ‘Like all Ariens, this group of people will be vibrantly sensual.’
    • ‘Marketers could use positive Arien traits, for example, to promote a product to those consumers who aspire to be like Ariens.’
    • ‘True, you won't necessarily fit in with the new romantics' misty sentiments right away, but, deep down, Ariens have a poetic nature, and the coming era nurtures it.’
    • ‘Unlike most Ariens, the Aries / Virgo is somewhat conservative and cautious, basing actions upon the precedent of experience and reason.’
    • ‘Take care also to have all of the legal formalities correct and in order - sun sign Arians are renowned for a distaste for ‘petty’ legalities!’
    • ‘Male Arians often suffer from baldness or thinning of the hair.’

adjective

  • Relating to a person born under the sign of Aries.

    • ‘The Arien personality is pioneering, energetic, and swift acting, and the Aquarius inner nature is idealistic, blessed with great imagination, and is tuned to the future.’
    • ‘As present astral energies activate your more autocratic Arian qualities you want results, and you want them NOW!’
    • ‘There is a tendency to what some might consider utter selfishness in the Arien personality, but confront your Aries mate with such an accusation and their reaction will very probably be one of complete incomprehension.’
    • ‘Ideally, the Arien courage and initiative should uplift the Piscean inner nature, enabling the person born into this Sun-Moon sign to put all those creative ideas into practice.’
    • ‘The energy and enthusiasm exuded from the Arien nature is channeled both into creative endeavors and into the pursuit of power and status.’
    • ‘Other people are attracted to the high-spirited personality of the Ariens.’
    • ‘Whilst encouraging an early love of activity and sports, do take care that your little one plays and exercises safely - that Arian tendency to act first and think about it later can have dangerous consequences.’
    • ‘The Arien personality may be energetic, enthusiastic, and intrigued by excitement, but the Virgo inner nature holds some of those passions in check.’
    • ‘As far as being in Aries is concerned, the jovial and expansive nature of Jupiter is very well suited to the outgoing nature of the Arian sign.’
    • ‘Don’t think that once the Arien hunter has captured its game that he or she will be satisfied.’

Pronunciation

Arian

/ˈɛːrɪən/

Main definitions of Arian in English

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Arian2

noun

  • An adherent of the doctrine of Arianism.

    • ‘In this case Newman made his identification implicitly, by a comparison of the authorities central to both the Arians and the liberals.’
    • ‘The council boldly claimed this as the faith of the Church and named Arianism as a heresy and Arians as heretics.’
    • ‘Yet, as Athanasius and his cobelligerents knew, Christianity itself hung upon the debate with the Arians.’
    • ‘To counter the Arians, Basil needed more allies.’
    • ‘When D' Ewes looked at the broader history of Christianity, he noted that the fifth-century victory over the Pelagians, like that over the Arians earlier, had not lasted.’
    • ‘The Arians, who denied the full divinity of Christ, were spotlighted at the Council of Nicaea, and most of the council's work focused on accurately defining Jesus' nature.’
    • ‘Constantius, an Arian and therefore technically a heretic, returned the Empire to a single rule.’
    • ‘When the General Baptist Churches in England became Arian in the eighteenth century it was not long before they began to die.’
    • ‘After all, it would seem ‘a terrible thing’ to express one's creed against others, in this case the Arians.’
    • ‘However, this act of submission did not silence the correct rumors that he, like Newton himself, was still an Arian.’
    • ‘Being Arians, they built two churches of their faith in the vicinity of Calpe; one at San Rocco, the other, a chapel, on the rock itself.’
    • ‘Justin I in Constantinople was an orthodox Christian whereas Theodoric was an Arian.’
    • ‘The persecuted Arians thought of themselves as making a last brave stand against irrationalist mystery-mongers (such as Augustine) and their rigid orthodoxies.’
    • ‘Though there are similarities between Newman's state of mind preceding his work on the Arians and the Monophysites, there is a crucial difference between the two projects.’
    • ‘This did however stir up enormous fights among the early Christians and the Arians ended up getting the boot.’
    • ‘After his condemnation, all those who drew back from the most robust affirmations of Christ's full divinity tended to be branded Arians by their opponents.’
    • ‘Although anti-Augustinianism is implicit in the works of Renaissance Christian humanists, Erasmus and his friends were careful never to declare themselves Arians or Pelagians.’
    • ‘Richard Rorty says twice that St Augustine was involved in the fight against the Arians.’
    • ‘Only then, at the very end of the 5th century, did the Bishop of Rome have a king who might be called upon to defend the faith, for the Arians were all heretics in the eyes of Rome (and of Constantinople, for that matter).’
    • ‘As soon as he came to Constantinople Theodosius began expelling the Arians, who had hitherto been in possession.’

adjective

  • Of or concerning Arianism.

    • ‘First, the Arian heresy overextends God's unity by referring to diversity and difference in God rather than distinction.’
    • ‘It's worth keeping in mind that the Church venerates as saints at least 2 persons who died as heretics: there are 2 Arian saints in the Roman Martyrology.’
    • ‘So many were seduced by the Arian heresy that St Athanasius, who championed the Creed at Nicea, famously said, ‘The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.’’
    • ‘They were divided from the local population by their adherence to the Arian form of Christianity, and by their military status.’
    • ‘It accommodates the Arian teaching that Christ was a lesser deity created by God.’
    • ‘Ulfilas was himself a Goth who converted, but he converted to Arian Christianity, and it was the Arian heresy that spread throughout the Gothic tribes.’
    • ‘Goths had their own Arian churches (as can still be seen in Ravenna), and surviving documents written by clerics show that Gothic was spoken there.’
    • ‘In January, 381, the prefect had orders to close all Arian chapels in the city and to expel those who served them.’
    • ‘A third wave of Arian studies has resulted in constructive attempts to understand heresy.’
    • ‘Accepting that the barbarians had come to stay, he spent his years in St Peter's chair sending missionaries to convert them to Christianity or where necessary wean them off the Arian heresy.’
    • ‘The Arian crisis, both for its longevity and its melodrama, puts modern-day soap operas to shame.’
    • ‘From the Arian controversy he learned that it was a mistake to distinguish the persons by their attributes.’
    • ‘It's what you'd call the Arian heresy that we have to deal with.’
    • ‘With the Nicene resolution against the Arian subordination of the Son, the tendency to subordinate the Spirit was intensified.’
    • ‘The Arians of the Fourth Century helped to establish the historiographic attitude towards heresy in British Arian scholarship.’
    • ‘They were Arian Christians - Christians who believed that Jesus Christ was not of one identical substance with God.’
    • ‘That removes him from the strictly Arian camp but still leaves him short of a robust Trinitarian orthodoxy.’
    • ‘The Arian denial of the Godhead of the Son (at the time of Nicaea) had carried with it the corollary that the Spirit too might be inferior to the Son, as the Son was to the Father.’
    • ‘Henry Newman got into trouble with the Roman authorities when he wrote that, during the Arian period, it was the people who preserved the authentic faith while bishops and priests lapsed into heresy.’
    • ‘Although the church had denounced this view at the Council of Nicea in 325, the mistaken ideas of the Arian sect lived on.’

Pronunciation

Arian

/ˈɛːrɪən/