Usage examples for inquisition

  1. Many historians as well as philosophers have looked upon witchcraft as a mere creation of the Inquisition. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The inquisition was growing rather embarrassing, but Prime answered as best he could. – Stranded in Arcady by Francis Lynde
  8. 51 Inquisition, the, iv. – History of the English People, Index by John Richard Green
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. He had been a professor in the University of Macerata, and a Counsellor of the Inquisition. – Boswell's Correspondence with the Honourable Andrew Erskine, and His Journal of a Tour to Corsica by James Boswell
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Rollo's eyes did not waver from their inquisition of Wych Hazel's face. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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