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  • adv. In a monastic manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a monastic manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a monastic manner; in a retired manner; after the manner of monks.


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  • But the existence of the monastically quiet Ralphs in Compton reflects something quite different: advocacy.

    Cultivating Failure

  • Knudson concentrated monastically on the function of a gene.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • His onetime band member John Coltrane, as monastically pure an artist and as earnest a man as ever lived, once said he envied Dizzy's lightness of heart - "that beautiful gift."

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  • In "The Varieties of Religious Experience," William James distinguishes between healthy, life-affirming religion and the monastically inclined, "morbid-minded" religion of the sick-souled.

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  • He monastically denies himself earthly pleasures (or so he claims) in order to be able to dedicate himself fully to his calling.

    Narcissistic Leaders

  • But I am not as concerned with Berman's missteps because his abiding conviction that we must quietly, monastically pursue the preservation of what is best about our culture — our history, our literature and music, our scientific knowledge, our ability to critically reason — resonates with me.

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  • He monastically denies himself earthly pleasures or so he claims in order to be able to dedicate himself fully to his calling.

    It’s not offensive because I say it’s not

  • The more austere and monastically inclined Theravada regard Sariputta as a second founder.


  • In the Roman Catholic Church, for example, it has been practiced monastically by Trappists since 1666 and among Protestants by Seventh-Day Adventists.

    Unfinished Symphony

  • He was the sole human here, monastically lodged and nourished.

    The Stars Are Also Fire


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