from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to a parson or his office; characteristic of parsons; suited to or in keeping with the position or duties of a parson; clerical: as, parsonic pretensions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a parson; clerical.
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Maintaining a very quiet manner towards this arrogant little maid, and subsequently observing the same towards the parsonic-looking, black-coated, white-neckclothed waiter, I got civility from them ere long.
Mr. R.H. H.GNETT nobly restrained himself from making a too parsonic parson, yet kept enough of the distinctive flavour to excite a passionate anti-clerical behind me into clamorously derisive laughter; a very good piece of work.
On one side was an effigy of a parsonic kind of man, crucified head downwards upon a cross.
I began about Adam and Eve, with an eye to future parsonic probings.
Dissenters try to be gentlemen; but George has no misgivings about himself on that score; so he gives his undivided energy to his efforts to be parsonic.
Parson Endicott suffered from shortness of sight and a high parsonic manner.
Add something of the parsonic (he was ordained deacon before leaving Oxford, but did not proceed to priest's orders till near the end of his time at Clifton); add a simple natural piety which purged the parsonic of all "churchiness."
Langham, whether he liked it or not, had to face the parsonic breakfast and the parsonic day.
The little accidents of a personal experience had led to wide generalizations, as is the way with us mortals, and the position of the young parson in these days of increased parsonic pretensions was, to Mrs. Elsmere, a position in which there was an inherent risk of absurdity.
The little accidents of a personal experience had led to wide generalisations, as is the way with us mortals, and the position of the young parson in these days of increased parsonic pretensions was, to Mrs. Elsmere, a position in which there was an inherent risk of absurdity.