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faith cure

a method of attempting to cure disease by prayer and religious faith.
a cure thus effected.
Origin of faith cure
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But I fooled the pair of them, and dosed them with their own medicine, which was faith-cure.

  • As a member of the College of Physicians I've felt that way about homeopathy and the faith-cure.

    Lin McLean Owen Wister
  • The faith-cure feature of this religion is now falling into disuse.

    The Gist of Japan R. B. Peery
  • Now the girl's going to die out of hand, and I understand from the mother that the faith-cure won't work.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • The faith-cure has devout followers, whose Christian practice is far in advance of their theory.

  • As Dr. Lauder Brunton has recently pointed out, it is in many instances only a method of faith-cure, and as such has its value.

  • Hence, there must always be a wide difference in the results of faith-cure methods.

    Mind and Body William Walker Atkinson
  • It was a sort of sixteenth-century "faith-cure;" and naturally enough, among such superstitious patients it was very effective.

    The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis

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