Usage examples for clergy

  1. In this town as many people have to sign the marriage contract as signed our Declaration of Independence: all the civil authorities, all the clergy, all the relatives; if every man in the telephone book isn't a witness, the marriage doesn't 'take. – Somewhere in France by Richard Harding Davis
  2. It was hoped that, deprived of their nobility and clergy, they might be turned to any account by their new masters, and either become good Protestants or perish as slaves. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  3. Are you a son of the clergy? – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. But to return to the clergy. – Saunterings by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  5. Nay, if he and his clergy will needs be preaching up rebellion, and giving us their blessing, 'tis but justice they should have the first- fruits of it. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  6. The clergy refused to bear any of the public burdens. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  7. " In this fashion the clergy went first, and afterward came the dead knight with all the knights on foot. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  8. And the Christian clergy would have been untrue to their traditions and to their interests- and there is no corporate body more alert in these directions- if they had not tried to exploit the situation to the utmost. – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  9. " Some of the clergy are no great friends of mine; one told me to- day that 'perpetual dearly beloved brethren had spoilt him for eloquence, and he didn't care to hear mine. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  10. " Perhaps the clergy might help," Hodder suggested, and added more seriously, " I think that many of them are honestly trying to do so." – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  11. So, too, with the clergy in Mariposa. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  12. The clergy was offended and soon enraged. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  13. In consequence, the clergy were entirely absorbed in their holy office and lived only for and by their temples. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  14. 2. On Irish clergy, ii. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  15. At the early age of sixteen we find that he was in charge of a school at Carmyllie, with the grown- up sons of the neighbouring farmers, and of some of the neighbouring clergy, well under control. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. What he was thanking her for is not precisely clear, but she knew that the artistic temperament is an odd sort of thing, and from this time Lady Rintoul liked Tommy, and even tried to find the right wife for him among the families of the surrounding clergy. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  17. How did the clergy behave during the tremendous ordeal through which they had to pass? – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  18. Some thought it was from the serpent himself below the earth, others that it came from the high priest or some of his clergy. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman
  19. The clergy, however, rarely hear any sermons except what they preach themselves. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. The clergy also presented themselves. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde