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- To or toward popery; as regards popery: used in opprobrium: as, to be popishly inclined.
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- adverb In a
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- adverb like the Pope; in a popish manner
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The "popishly inclined" county of Hereford was at one with its Bishop, but so unprepared for war that Lord Stamford, with two troops of cavalry and a single infantry regiment, entered Hereford under the orders of the Earl of
There are many papists in the town, popishly affected, and daily encrease.
As he was a priest, he was liable to cause irritation to such of the court and nation who were not "popishly inclined."
His gracious Majesty hath been suspected to be popishly inclined.
The clergyman tarried behind him to say, "Master Talbot, I marvel that so godly a man as you have ever been should be willing to harbour one so popishly affected, and whom many suspect of being a seminary priest."
Thomas, who had been educated at Cambridge, was afterwards Rector of Brasteed in Kent: but being represented as popishly affected, he was ejected from his living.
This piece of secret history I thought proper to mention, to wipe off the suspicion of his having been popishly inclined.
The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published
What renders this circumstance the more curious is, that Elizabeth at this very time kept a crucifix in her private chapel, and that Sampson was so far from being popishly inclined, that he had refused the bishopric of
Shaftesbury respecting the charge against Pepys being popishly affected.
A most irrelevant matter was introduced into the inquiry, and Pepys was charged with having a crucifix in his house, from which it was inferred that he was "a papist or popishly inclined."