It was a collective act not of leadership but of desperation, not of strategy but of superstition.
As Edmund Burke once wrote, “superstition is the religion of feeble minds.”
There is his superstition about watching every Red Sox game but never the sixth inning.
superstition has it that playing the Man of Steel is a career killer.
Partly this is superstition, like throwing salt over your shoulder when you spill the shaker: predictions are bad luck.
Then they called superstition, and bade him look upon the prisoner.
The Indian religion is not one of worship, but one of fear and superstition.
Whether this arose from personal spite or from superstition does not matter.
Tales of superstition and all mystery stories of the unknown.
To women, at least, all unhappiness comes from the superstition that love—any sort—is all.
early 13c., from Old French superstition or directly from Latin superstitionem (nominative superstitio), noun of action from superstare (see superstitious). Originally especially of religion; sense of "unreasonable notion" is from 1794.