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alienobserver99
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14 Feb 2016, 11:27 am

Does anyone know any words, phrases or expressions for : a belief that was once regarded as the truth until it is now discarded?

Like for example the belief that women are not equal to men and are weaker lesser creatures.



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14 Feb 2016, 11:29 am

"Myth" (n): 1. an idea or story that was believed by many people but that was never really true; 2. a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence but that was later proven not true.


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alienobserver99
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14 Feb 2016, 2:42 pm

okay, thanks for that.