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  • adv. in papal fashion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a papal manner; popishly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a papal manner; from a papal point of view; as a papist.


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  • There are iconic signals from leaders that can be totally inadvertent and one of those was when Pope Benedict congradulated Obama on his election and at that, he did so sooner than papally normal regarding presidents ... and twice ... phone and telegram.

    The funeral and the letter

  • More than that, in fact – since the discovery of the Marilyn Monroe sex tape, the holy grail has been papally downgraded to ‘the Marilyn Monroe sex tape of grails’ – but because of this, the man who yesterday bought the Marilyn Monroe sex tape has promised to keep it private forever, as Reuters reports:

    Marilyn Monroe Smokes Pot, So Let’s Arrest Her Or Something

  • Junior waves me on, as if papally blessing me as my day begins.

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • It's the only university that's papally chartered and sponsored by the bishops of the United States.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008

  • The series of papally approved campaigns launched by Christendom to recapture the Holy Land from Muslim rule between 1095 and 1291 have inspired movies as varied as Kingdom of Heaven and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, while Crusaders also made an appearance - albeit risible - in the best-selling The Da Vinci Code.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Brother Petrus was basting the plump little carcase lovingly with his rich wine sauce, tasting delicately, adding a pinch of rosemary and a mere hint of rue, when Prior Robert swept into the kitchen, imperially tall and papally austere, and stood over the pot, his alabaster nostrils twitching to the tantalising scent, and his cool eyes studying the appearance of the dish, which was as alluring as its savour.

    Monk's Hood

  • Although papally mandated executions have been outlawed in Italy since 1870, it seems that the spirit of the Inquisition is a gift that goes on giving.

    Quo Vadis, Wojtyla?

  • Two papally controlled states, Germany and Austria, are at war with six anti-papal states -- England, France, Italy, Russia, Serbia, and Portugal.

    Crome Yellow

  • Content will also address the nexus of faith and knowledge at the heart of the Vatican Observatory's mission, including imagery from the Vatican Observatory and other principal sites of the Vatican, delivered on camera by prominent devotional television personality and best-selling author Father Michael Manning, an ordained and papally recognized Catholic priest.


  • But that stuff about blessing a civil partnership, or launching papally-branded condoms?

    Splintered Sunrise


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