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  • n. Plural form of cenobite.

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Examples

  • The first is that of the cenobites, that is the monastic, serving under a rule and an abbot.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • The Oath of the C'venant housed fifteen Marilian cenobites far beyond the comforts of civilization.

    G'lder

  • If you're one of these ultra-evolved cenobites that has a blissful relationship with his/her parents, good for you.

    Melissa Lafsky: 5 Truths About Your Parents (That No One Ever Tells You)

  • In any case Pinhead, the leader of the cenobites, a twisted group of torturers who take people to hell, is a terrific horror character.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1144

  • Among the Egyptian cenobites we read that a trumpet used for this purpose ; among the Greeks a wooden board or sheet of metal was struck with a hammer; in the West the use of bells eventually prevailed.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • In our opinion, cenobites are not lazy men, and recluses are not idlers.

    Les Miserables

  • So they are like five minutes behind the car putting together this über-cool ensem of like an old gas mask, and a hoodie, and full-on gloves and everything, until Flood is totally covered, wearing the long coat with the glass warts all over it, looking like one of the cenobites from Hellraiser.

    You Suck

  • Maybe Cheneys cenobites see those movies too – thats why they hated him.

    Firedoglake » Only Good News?

  • For those of you not schooled in the mythos of Lemarchand's puzzle box, here's the deal: open it and you'll go to hell, escorted by Pinhead Doug Bradley and his entourage of lovely cenobites.

    Archive 2005-07-01

  • In four hours and a half we came to three or four chapels, or dwellings of cenobites, close to, but detached from, each other: these may have been the habitations of ambitious monks, whom the fanaticism of party had driven from Constantinople into the deserts of Nubia.

    Travels in Nubia

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