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  • verb convert to Christianity

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Examples

  • He is both physically and intellectually the more powerful man, and although he does not christianise well, he does often civilise well.

    Travels in West Africa

  • This attempt of the Romans to christianise Northumbria was, however, of short duration.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Durham A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Espiscopal See

  • About that time ineffectual attempts were made to christianise them, and the last we hear of them is at the close of the thirteenth century, when they were associated with the Wallachs in the Carpathians, and probably gave their name to a district in which they were settled.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • They walked partly round the interior, looking through the deep arches, overhung with verdure, and regretting the patches here and there too perceptible of modern masonry, and still more the ridiculous attempt, by the introduction of some contemptible pictures, or altar pieces, in the arena, to _christianise_ the old heathen structure.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • He is both physically and intellectually the more powerful man, and although he does not christianise well, he does often civilise well.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Be a moralist of the mount, an Epictetus in the faith, and christianise thy notions.

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

  • All the efforts of the padres to christianise either one or the other had been in vain.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • Therefore let me call upon my beloved and respected friends at home, as they love their Lord and the credit of His cause, to offer no encouragement to any disposed 'to run the muck' (it is Sir George's expression) against the religious or political _institutions_ of Spain, to keep clear of the _exaltado_ or republican party, and to eschew tracts, with political frontispieces, concerning any _uncertain_ future dispensation; but to confine themselves strictly and severely to the great work of propagating the Word which sooner or later is doomed to christianise the entire world.

    Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

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