Usage examples for inquisition

  1. The inquisition was growing rather embarrassing, but Prime answered as best he could. – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  2. Well, what can the Holy Inquisition want to know? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. Finally if I may be allowed, I should wish to draw attention to my endeavours to treat of the subject of " religious persecution," since I strongly believe that in some such theory is to be found the explanation of such phenomena as those of Mary Tudor's reign in England, and of the Spanish Inquisition. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. The inquisition, the star chamber, have no place in a free society. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. He told us who he was, and when he died, and that he was suffering for having taken part in the Inquisition. – Fruits of Culture by Leo Tolstoy
  6. The principles of the Inquisition have been most solemnly proclaimed and sanctioned by the Popes. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  7. It is a well- known fact that many would persist in living in spite of all the tortures of the Inquisition. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  8. Rollo's eyes did not waver from their inquisition of Wych Hazel's face. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  9. Maisie in these days preferred none the less that domestic revels should be wafted to her from a distance: she felt sadly unsupported for facing the inquisition of the drawing- room. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  10. Vasari lived in an age- that of the counter- Reformation- which combined in Italy the lowest level of morals with apparent orthodoxy, and, under the shadow of the Inquisition, religion became a good stone to throw at your enemy. – Perugino by Selwyn Brinton
  11. They had requested that the holy Spanish Inquisition might not be established on their soil to the suppression of all their political and religious institutions. – History of the United Netherlands, 1609 by John Lothrop Motley
  12. Two of them he sent to the Spanish Inquisition, which forthwith burned them. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  13. Her look was fixed upon him with such intent satisfaction and eagerness, that it was not till he had finished that she became aware that those dark eyes were going very deep into hers, and suddenly put a stop to the inquisition. – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. The inquisition of Spain was not a new tribunal created by Ferdinand V. and Isabella, the queen of Castile, but only a reform and extension of the ancient tribunal, which had existed from the thirteenth century. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  15. Then I was put through the usual inquisition, except that it was if possible a little more realistic than usual. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  16. The merciful end came at last, and at the age of seventy- eight he was released from the Inquisition. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  17. Many historians as well as philosophers have looked upon witchcraft as a mere creation of the Inquisition. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  18. He had so far collected himself that there was a ring of inquisition in his voice. – A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories by Bret Harte