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Spencerianism

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spencerianism the system of evolutionary cosmology propounded by Herbert Spencer—the so-called synthetic philosophy
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Usage

In literature:

As I glanced at it I recognized the writing at once, thin and rather sexless, Spencerian.
"Sight Unseen" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I am good enough Herbert Spencerian, I trust, to meet little thing like death, which is all in my fate, you know.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
Everyone will recognize Nancy Ellen's fine Spencerian hand in that bonnet and ruching.
"A Daughter of the Land" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Spencerian evolution is an assertion of the all-sufficiency of natural law.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
Spencerian system of writing, vi, 134.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
I have been told that a man who writes pure Spencerian can never do anything else.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
But if you really want to copy, buy a nice Spencerian Copy-book, and fill up its pages.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
The Spencerian school replies, The changes are irrespective of persons, and independent of individual control.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
It was of the nature of Hearn's mind that he should have taken up and clung to this Spencerian idea of ghost-cult, the religion of the dead.
"Lafcadio Hearn" by Nina H. Kennard
It is to the pages of Huxley that we must turn to see this Spencerian fallacy refuted.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
I am good enough Herbert Spencerian, I trust, to meet little thing like death, which is all in my fate, you know.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
He was putting on his coat to go, but he looked down at the crumpled note, with its Spencerian handwriting.
"Rose of Dutcher's Coolly" by Hamlin Garland
The Spencerian philosophy is the most comprehensive and ambitious application of the principle of evolution ever attempted.
"The Age of Tennyson" by Hugh Walker
Any line of his writing was as neatly molded as Spencerian copy.
"Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
And then, in the ninth and tenth articles of the Spencerian creed, cause plays a somewhat different part.
"Spencer's Philosophy of Science" by C. Lloyd Morgan
I think we better drop in for a call on 'Spencerian' this evening.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
We keep a full assortment of Esterbrook's, Gillott's, Spencerian, Perry's, and Lamar's Pens.
"Scientific American, Vol. XLIII.--No. 1. [New Series.], July 3, 1880" by Various
He says he has discovered the Spencerian fallacy, as he calls it.
"To Leeward" by F. Marion Crawford
Human soul, centre of Spencerian world, 48.
"A Century of Science and Other Essays" by John Fiske
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In news:

The address is written in the Spencerian style of cursive lettering.
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