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  • n. Plural form of auto-da-fe.

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Examples

  • Poetry is the loudest rumor, a frail conspiracy of all the ghost predecessors' autos-da-fe, contained in the friendly confines of the mind's

    Anis Shivani: White House Poetry Reading Leaked! Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, and Secret Rejection Letter

  • [41] Nor indeed is Jesus answerable for the Inquisition and _autos-da-fe_.

    Notes on Islam

  • His stubborn calm was imperturbable; he took his pleasures -- women, _autos-da-fe_ and victories -- sadly, and he suffered such chagrins as the death of four wives, having a monstrosity for a son, and the loss of the Armada and of the Netherlands, without turning a hair.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • Under St. Louis autos-da-fe were made of his works, and later the Inquisition pursued them with its rigorous measures.

    Rashi

  • The original works disappeared during the persecutions and autos-da-fe which followed one another in France and Germany.

    Rashi

  • Numerous _autos-da-fe_ succeeded each other for the purpose of stamping out Protestant principles from Spain.

    The Last Look A Tale of the Spanish Inquisition

  • Were not these amusements of the Netherlanders as elevated and humanizing as the contemporary bull-fights and autos-da-fe of Spain?

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 02: Introduction II

  • The condemned to death, I knew perished usually at the autos-da-fe, and one of these had been held on the very night of the day of my trial.

    The Pit and the Pendulum

  • The condemned to death, I knew, perished usually at the autos-da-fe, and one of these had been held on the very night of the day of my trial.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2

  • "Unless you have been maltreated by _two_ Bulgarians, received _two_ stabs from a knife, had _two_ of your castles burned over your head, seen _two_ fathers and _two_ mothers murdered before your eyes, and _two_ of your lovers flogged at two autos-da-fe, I don't fancy that you can have the advantage of me.

    Letters on Literature

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