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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sceptic (Greek)
 
means one who thinks for himself, and does not receive on another’s testimony. Pyrrho founded the philosophic sect called “Sceptics,” and Epicte’tus combated their dogmas. In theology we apply the word to those who will not accept Revelation.   1
 


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