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  • Magic was justified by religious philosophy, and many a "hoben," "pious device," for saving the ignorant was invented by the priesthood.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Yet it is not like the Buddhist 'hoben' (pious device), for it is the determined truth "(p. 66).

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Eine große Schar Kinder kam da in diesem Haus zusammen, alle miteinander hoben sie das Körbchen oder das Kinderwägelchen mit dem neuen Erdenbürger auf und riefen gemeinsam: »Holegrasch, wie soll's Bobele heißen?« W.G. SEBALD.

  • It quite annoys me to hear once more their hoben and olles (haben and alles), and their WORSHIPFUL SIR.

    The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • The expression uso mo hoben means “a lie is sometimes justified”, and that’s just the case with Kaori Shoji’s hilarious piece in the Japan Times describing life in a household of two otaku newlyweds.

    Su casa » Japundit Blog

  • Wir waren Herzensbruder, Waffenfreunde, Fur eine Sache hoben wir den Arm!”

    Maurice Guest

  • "By the aid of hoben, or pious devices, the priesthood has played into the hands of popular superstition.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic


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