Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Represent as an undeniable truth:‘I find views dogmatized to the point of absurdity’
hold forth, expound, declaim, preach, lay down the law, sound off, dogmatize, sermonize, moralize, pronounce, lecture, expatiateView synonyms
- ‘In the 1930s, the proposition concerning the absolute primacy of politics was overly dogmatized, and this still continues to make itself felt.’
- ‘This is notably true before the emergence in his poetry of the dogmatising tones that mar some of the poems that follow The Waste Land.’
- ‘Wouldn't we in effect be dogmatizing party politics?’
- ‘Rolston wishes to break with a dogmatized Darwinism, recasting culture as indeed rooted in biology but, more important, transcending it.’
- ‘But to dismiss them without scientific inquiry would be to dogmatise science, and label as heresy any challenge thrown at it.’
- ‘So I should say we have hope because we know nothing and we should not dogmatise it at all.’
- ‘My opinion is that no issue, even those surrounding the holocaust, should be so dogmatised that meaningful debate becomes impossible.’
- ‘Just look at how education policy has become dogmatised in the UK.’
- ‘The intellectualist wants to stay and contemplate the burning bush, to draw it to size, to define its properties, to dogmatise its meaning and to describe the distance at which presence to or from it becomes either a mortal or a venial sin.’
Early 17th century: via French and late Latin from Greek dogmatizein lay down one's opinion, from dogma (see dogma).
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.