Sentence Examples

  • The partisan warfare flamed up most fiercely in the latter days of October.
  • He was especially concerned in promoting a non-partisan civil service.
  • He was an ardent partisan of the Douglases, and on their overthrow retired to Orkney and later to Shetland.
  • Here as elsewhere he had but one rule to guide him in matters of doctrine and discipline - the practice of Rome and the West; for it is singular to see how Jerome, who is daringly original in points of scholarly criticism, was a ruthless partisan in all other matters; and, having discovered what was the Western practice, he set tongue and pen to work with his usual bitterness (Altercatio luciferiani et orthodoxi).
  • Buffon (1753-1778), at first a partisan of the absolute immutability of species, subsequently appears to have believed that larger or smaller groups of species have been produced by the modification of a primitive stock; but he contributed nothing to the general doctrine of evolution.