Usage examples for clerical

  1. She liked clerical gossip; the church was finished, and how Biddy heard the saints singing in the window made a fine tale. – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. Papecta is probably a clerical error. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  3. Out of delicacy the wishes of Isabel had not been mentioned by her clerical lover, and the admiral supposed he had only complied with his agreement with the general, without in any manner affecting the happiness of his daughter by his answer. – Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. This is what the clerical party has gained. – The Roman Question by Edmond About
  5. His sense of the ridiculous and that of his social interest made him perceive how absurd it would be to go into clerical society after having taken for a wife a millionaire converted the day before. – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  6. He was thereupon reduced to the ranks, and for two and a half years was engaged in futile clerical work as a private in the army medical corps. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  7. The removal of the disabilities required the repeal of one act of Parliament; and, if the holding communications with Rome on the subject of clerical appointments should be so construed as to require the repeal of another, it would hardly seem that there could be any greater violation of or departure from the principles of the constitution in repealing two acts than in repealing one. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  8. R59428. Examination in clerical work. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1950 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  9. There was, in fact, something clerical in Northwick's bearing; and it was felt by some that he had studied for the ministry, but had gone into business to help his family. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  10. These claims are of precisely similar nature to those now before the Southern Claims Commission, and the War Department bureaus have not the clerical force for their examination nor proper machinery for investigating the loyalty of the claimants. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. How this is to be explained I do not know, but Dr. Pusey can hardly have made such a clerical error. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  12. Impatient to engage me in conversation, he drew forth his notes, which he as suddenly shut up and returned to his pocket, on seeing the clerical looking man enter the room, accompanied by his bride, her countenance the very picture of innocence betrayed. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  13. My lectures will put his wretched clerical defenders fairly on the defensive. – The Letters of William James, Vol. II by William James
  14. Then " Scenes of Clerical Life" ... – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  15. They are doing their best to improve the conditions of the young women and young men who are in clerical and other employment. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  16. Time was when such men could get odd clerical work, envelope and circular addressing, and a variety of light but irregular employment, at which, by economy and the help of their wives, they made a sort of living. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  17. Ah, if one went about much in the clerical world one would doubtless learn remarkable things concerning her and her husband. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  18. I believe I would rather like to think of you having this clerical gentleman in your collection, for I have a notion that it's the best work I have done. – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  19. That lady's desire to be in time at the party alone determined her to this breach of the rules- and there were Eustace and Uncle Erasmus in their stiff clerical evening coats awaiting them in the corridor- while, as luck would have it, the lift stopped at the second floor to admit the Russian. – The Point of View by Elinor Glyn
  20. His hands were in his pockets, thrusting the skirts of his clerical coat to right and left; he slowly raised himself upon his toes and let himself down again, repeating the operation as though it helped him to think. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford