Usage examples for rite

  1. There wilt thou purify thyself by just preparation for the rite. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. That afternoon the clergyman whose church Mrs. Conway usually attended, called to see Mrs. Miller, who suggested that both the children should receive the rite of baptism. – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  3. His father being a Greek, he had never been subjected to the rite of circumcision. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  4. On the one hand he urged the sacred and inviolable character of the marriage rite, and on the other he shewed how the wife was bound to submit to her husband in all things. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  5. In these days whin a man gets to be a gin'ral because he's been a long time a doctor or because he's supprissed a naygur rite, 'tis me that wud go boundin' up to th' top iv th' laddher. – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  6. Yet would that thou, with me and mine, Hadst heard this never- failing rite; And seen on other faces shine A true revival of the light Which nature, and these rustic powers, In simple childhood, spread through ours! – In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV) by Harrison S. Morris
  7. I only paid that"- and he held up his fingers again as though it was a sacred rite-" for the lot. – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  8. Similarly the baptism of blood, the taurobolium, was supposed to secure eternal happiness, at any rate if death occurred within twenty years after the ceremony; when that interval had elapsed, it was common to renew the rite. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  9. The rite was in its nature a secret one. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  10. Before and immediately after the Holocaust, there were still primitive societies on Earth which made a rather hard ordeal out of the Rite of Passage- the ceremony that enabled a boy to become a Man, if he passed the tests. – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. The kindly life in house or street; The life of prayer, and mystic rite; The student's search for truth and light; These paths at one great junction meet. – Poems of Experience by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. Augustine made no protest, so sure was he that what he himself had taught him before he was taken ill would have more influence than a rite administered without his knowledge or consent. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  13. He had written the note at the Rite Hotel, but when, assuming this was his address, she had called him up on her arrival, she had received the information that he was not stopping there, nor had been. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  14. Did Paul say that because circumcision was a Jewish rite? – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  15. The grossness of the act, the mere animal and mechanical function of furnishing supplies, can be so larded with wit and wisdom, with love and good- will, with pleasant talk, interchange of civilities and courtesies, and all the light, sweet, gentle amenities of life, that a bare act becomes almost a rite. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  16. The peasant and the philosopher reverence the same deity, perform the same rite; they do not mean the same thing, but they do not quarrel on this account. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  17. But she is so happy in your approval of her marriage, which is to take place before the 'sindaco' to- morrow, We shall only have the civil rite; she feels that it is more American, and we are all coming home to Lion's Head in the spring to live and die true Americans. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  18. Like baptism, it is a worthless and meaningless rite unless the man and the woman have been born again into the Spirit, released from the law. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009