Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of churchman.

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Examples

  • Those who are at the head of science provide us with the one party; those whom we call our churchmen are the other.

    Erewhon Revisited

  • Coleridge and Alexander Knox have changed the minds, and with them the acts, of thousands; and when they are accused of having originated, unknowingly, the whole "Tractarian" movement, those who have watched English thought carefully can only answer, that on the confession of the elder Tractarians themselves, the allegation is true: but that they originated a dozen other "movements" beside in the most opposite directions, and that free-thinking Emersonians will be as ready as Romish perverts and good plain English churchmen to confess that the critical point of their life was determined by the writings of the fakeer of Highgate.

    Literary and General Lectures and Essays

  • A blow was thereby struck at the wealth of the clergy, but the churchmen were the first to give an example of sacrifice.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • When he left Canada, the only mourner besides the churchmen was his colleague, the intendant Champigny; for the two chiefs of the colony, joined in a common union with the Jesuits, lived together in unexampled concord.

    Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV

  • For as his appeal is to England, and throughout England, I should rejoice in the idea of churchmen and dissenters merging all sectional distinctions in this cause.

    My Bondage and My Freedom

  • For as his appeal is to England, and throughout England, I should rejoice in the idea of churchmen and dissenters merging all sectional distinctions in this cause.

    My Bondage and My Freedom. By Frederick Douglass. With and Introduction. By James M`Cune Smith.

  • ** Such love of contradiction prevailed in the parliament, that they had converted Christmas, which with the churchmen was a great festival, into a solemn fast and humiliation;

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell

  • Personally, I'm skepitical about the dogs on Sirius, but don't really give a rat's arse ... ditto on the speculations by the likes of 'churchmen' such as Robertson & friends, regarding the supernatural origins of the shake-up down in the hell pit of Haiti.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 'liberty of Christ' means, far better than those do who call themselves 'churchmen'; and stand altogether, as a body, on higher ground.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • 'liberty of Christ' _means_, far better than those do who call themselves 'churchmen'; and stand altogether, as a body, on higher ground.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

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