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Definition of "glassite" [glass•ite]

  • A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who taught that justifying faith is “no more than a simple assent to the divine testimone passively recived by the understanding.” The English and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "glassite" in a sentence
  • ""You're home, children," the Head Teacher told us after we had gone into the glassite dome they'd built for us there."
  • "Rab Crane, gripping his suitcase in one hand and interplanetary passport and ticket in the other, ran up the gangplank into the glassite-walled promenade deck where the Venusian ship's officer on duty was being beset by passengers wanting various services."
  • "Its glassite-fronted helmet was on his head and he breathed tangy oxygen from the tank inside the airtight suit."