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  • n  a follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times')

  • The other Christian organization fighting Mormonism is evangelistic and tractarian.
  • Having, in his tractarian zeal for driving home the idea of human responsibility, made the Birlings look like a pack of Victorian villains, Playwright Priestley suddenly begins .
  • The very person to redress this balance turns out to be no hot-panting tractarian, but rueful Novelist Peter De Vries, who, like Adlai Stevenson and Mark Twain, has suffered from .

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