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- n. Alternative form of auto da fe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A judgment of the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal condemning or acquitting persons accused of religious offenses.
- n. An execution of such sentence, by the civil power, esp. the burning of a heretic. It was usually held on Sunday, and was made a great public solemnity by impressive forms and ceremonies.
- n. A session of the court of Inquisition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as auto de fe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
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The preacher admits that he broke his promise back in September to foreswear such a literary auto-da-fe.
Holbrooke was game, but if you ever dreamed of seeing a government official confronted with the undeniable, the unexplainable and the inescapable -- well this was such a public auto-da-fe.
Conceived by Bernstein and writer Lillian Hellman as a response to the era's anti-communism, the musical borrows from Voltaire's narrative, which flings a naive hero, Candide, across continents and into ghastly tragedies - wars, an earthquake, mass rape, an auto-da-fe - while he clings to his belief that he lives in "the best of all possible worlds."
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Given the serial sexual shenanigans of the then Tory administration along with its alleged animus against lone parents, the party set itself up for the media auto-da-fe which then ensued.
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING UPDATE VI: Drudge, Malkin and the freepers (no links - why feed the beast?) are now giddily outing other YouTubers as supporters of Obama, Edwards, etc., as though not being a loyal Bushie, let alone asking a question about lead paint in toys or abortion, were sufficient grounds for an auto-da-fe.
Until now the rest of the world (or Greece) had supinely sat back and watched this curious Athenian act of auto-da-fe.
No, the Steyn auto-da-fe is not being widely reported, except by the usual suspects.
And of course that's also why monotheism is often so brutal to dissenters, so attached to the notion of heresy, to the rack and the auto-da-fe.
Today I read about auto-da-fe, literally "act of faith".