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Antonyms for ecclesiastic

nondenominational, nonsectarian, profane, secular, temporal, lay.

Quotes of ecclesiastic

  1. Archbishop- A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ. – H. L. Mencken

Usage examples for ecclesiastic

  1. Several interviews took place between the aged ecclesiastic and the young soldier. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. The first thing he did, after quitting my arms, was to turn himself towards the ecclesiastic and say: " You see, sir, how much I am beloved by my friends." – The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book VIII. by Jean Jacques Rousseau
  3. Indeed, Emily is never at her best except in a cathedral; and I knew that swans would not be ecclesiastic enough to please her. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  4. The aged ecclesiastic had turned his face towards me. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. There were also some ladies, and the representatives of Working Men's Clubs and Institutes, the purpose being to honour the memory of Dean Stanley, not merely as a high ecclesiastic but as the helper of many good and beneficent objects in social life. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  6. This learned and distinguished ecclesiastic had been released from a dreadful dungeon by a fortunate fever. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. But, curiously enough, the middle and lower nobility, especially the knighthood, were more tenderly handled, being treated as themselves victims of their feudal superiors, lay and ecclesiastic especially the latter. – German Culture Past and Present by Ernest Belfort Bax
  8. The necessary service- books would be placed in the hands of the ecclesiastic who had charge of the building in which the congregation assembled. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
  9. Then, pleased to have listeners, she related how the girl had lured florins and zecchins from the purse of many a wealthy ecclesiastic – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. As yet no influence strictly ecclesiastic had been felt by Francis. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  11. There is a generation of murmurers and complainers in the present day, who seem to revel in picking holes- a generation that seems to forget that fault- finding is the easiest task in all the world- a generation that has no eyes to see the healthy parts in our body ecclesiastic but has a wonderfully quick and morbid scent for detecting its sores- a generation that is mighty to scatter, but impotent to build- a generation that would persuade churchmen to strain at gnats, but finds no difficulty itself in swallowing camels- a generation that would have you pull the old house down, but cannot offer you so much as a tent in its place: of all such men, I say solemnly and affectionately- of all such men, I warn you to beware. – A Sketch of the Life and Labors of George Whitefield by John Charles Ryle
  12. Later, one of them appeared to Isabel in the person of the pale, slender young ecclesiastic who had shown her and Basil the pictures in the country church. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. His faults were purely ecclesiastic he saved in secret, with that cold, determined avarice so usual at all times in people attached to the Church. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  14. I reached Augsburg in seven hours after leaving Munich, and I went immediately to the house of the good ecclesiastic – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. This was their inspiration, and we may see its effect in many details of ecclesiastic architecture in the Sevillian churches. – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  16. I received a letter from the ecclesiastic at home, which informed me that he had orders to come and see me, and bring my papers. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  17. There was one person in particular, an eminent ecclesiastic who had been a frequent guest at his father's house, in whom Hugh had never discovered any particular swiftness of perception, of agility of mind, yet the reminiscences of whose undergraduate years were given in a vein of high enthusiasm. – Beside Still Waters by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. At this point a young officer, pale like the cardinal, like all in fact, approached the great ecclesiastic and gently took his arm. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  19. Consequently when one day I went to call on a learned friend some rascals drew their swords and were preparing to set about me, and would have done so, had not a certain matron warned them that I was an ecclesiastic – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  20. D'Estivet was a gross and cruel ecclesiastic and it is somewhat satisfactory to know his end. – Joan of Arc by Ronald Sutherland Gower