semi-ecclesiastical love



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  • She took them, the cat attendant, to the larder, and laid them on a plate in that semi-ecclesiastical apartment.

    Between the Acts

  • I believe that she had not sinned in her dress against any of those canons which the semi-ecclesiastical authorities on widowhood have laid down as to the outward garments fitted for gentlemen's relicts.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Then a number of chubby-cheeked little boys in semi-ecclesiastical costume, improvised -- no doubt under clerical supervision -- by careful hands at home.

    Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray

  • Rome -- meaning the whole semi-political, semi-ecclesiastical structure of dogmatic supernaturalism -- as that "profane Babylon" but also reveals his rejection of the distinctively religious experience itself by characterizing as "an impudent wench" the Christian church.

    Preaching and Paganism

  • At its eastern end is a semi-ecclesiastical addition, with pointed windows having coloured glass of no particular merit.

    Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood Historical, Anecdotal, Physiographical, and Archaeological, with Other Matter

  • Moriarty, who takes up the collection in church and has thus a semi-ecclesiastical status in life, which shows itself in his speech, said this to me only last evening.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, June 6, 1917

  • The secular and semi-ecclesiastical or simply religious music of the Middle Ages had

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Then he turned, facing again the spacious, handsome room with its heavy, semi-ecclesiastical furniture, and Sir Terence, who, hunched in his chair at the ponderously carved black writing-table, scowled fiercely at nothing.

    The Snare

  • Parliament, who had been invested with a semi-ecclesiastical nature.

    Henry VIII.

  • He is followed by the archdukes, conspicuous among them the gigantic Archduke Eugene, grand master of the Teutonic Order, in the semi-ecclesiastical habits of his rank, while the procession is brought to a close by escorts of the superbly arrayed Archer and Hungarian Body Guards.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe


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