from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • adj. See High Church, under High.


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  • High Church and Low Church were historical and intelligible, but there had arisen lately, the speaker said, a party called the Broad, never before heard of.

    The Life of Froude

  • This Bishop of Broughton had been one of that large batch of Low Church prelates who were brought forward under Lord Palmerston.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • Anglican clergyman (formerly extensively current, sometimes with more specific application to a beneficed clergyman) has latterly become rare, and is now chiefly associated with Low Church views; but it is still the ordinary appellation of one appointed to spiritual office in any non-Episcopal communion, especially of one having a pastoral charge ".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Most of the women had been churchgoers when they got the chance, mostly of Low Church sects; deep in their hearts they had been longing for the help of God.

    A Town Like Alice

  • 'Yes -- that he is -- the earnestest man in all Wessex, they say -- the last of the old Low Church sort, they tell me -- for all about here be what they call High.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He would not say whether or not she had attached herself to the sound Low Church School of his father; but she would probably be open to conviction on that point; she was a regular church-goer of simple faith; honest-hearted, receptive, intelligent, graceful to a degree, chaste as a vestal, and, in personal appearance, exceptionally beautiful.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Gradually the young Fellow became aware that High Church and Low Church did not exhaust the intellectual world.

    The Life of Froude


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