Definitions for mainlineˈmeɪnˌlaɪn, -ˈlaɪn
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inject into the vein
"She is mainlining heroin"
To inject (a drug) directly into a vein.
normal, principal or standard.
Of or pertaining to the principal route or line of a railway
Of or pertaining to a surface railway as distinct from an underground, elevated or light rail one.
Origin: * main + line
The mainline Protestant churches are a group of Protestant churches in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations. Mainline Protestants were a majority of all Christians in the United States until the mid-20th century, but now constitute a minority among Protestants. Mainline churches include the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church, the American Baptist Churches, the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ, Reformed Church in America, and Hicksite Quakers, among others. Mainline churches share a liberal approach to social issues that often leads to collaboration in organizations such as the National Council of Churches. Because of their involvement with the ecumenical movement, mainline churches are sometimes given the alternative label of ecumenical Protestantism. These churches played a leading role in the Social Gospel movement and were active in social causes such as civil rights and equality for women.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They are in many ways like conservative evangelicals, no same-sex marriage and no abortion, it's a 19th-century religion that comes out of a space where health and holiness was important. But they have this leader who is a woman, Ellen G. White, and they veer off of traditional mainline Christianity.
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