Examples of cleric in a Sentence
clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified
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Yet since September, the crown prince has sent dozens of nonviolent clerics and Islamic intellectuals to prison, leading current and former U.S. officials to question whether his talk of reform masks a crackdown on dissent.
In 2012, the Iranian musician Shahin Najafi released a satirical rap song that sparked outrage among the country’s hard-line clerics.
In this staunchly Sunni city, trainee clerics now study Shia as well as Sunni schools of law.
Alptekin had hired Flynn to investigate exiled Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen and his shadowy international Hizmet movement.
The demonstrations over economic hardships that erupted Dec. 28 in the holy city of Mashhad, and rapidly grew into a major challenge to Iran’s ruling clerics, might have resulted in a more concerted attempt to address such issues.
Turkey's relations with the United States have fared even worse, with Turkey accusing Washington of harboring the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, and backing Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey considers to be terrorists.
The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising issued a statement forbidding clerics from taking part in the masses or the event.
The Nazi regime targeted many, Ms. Aegerter explained, like communists, clerics, homosexuals, Roma and the disabled.
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Definition of cleric for English Language Learners
: a member of the clergy in any religion
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