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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Qui’etist (A).
One who believes that the most perfect state of man is when the spirit ceases to exercise any of its functions, and is wholly passive. This sect has cropped up at sundry times; but the last who revived it was Michael Moli’nos, a Spanish priest, in the seventeenth century.   1


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