Examples of cleric in a Sentence
clerics were sharply divided on the issue of whether the war was morally justified
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The news sounds almost comical for readers in the West, where women have driven since Henry Ford invented the Model T. Not so in Saudi Arabia, where the ruling House of Saud governs with the backing of ultraconservative Wahhabi clerics.
The Alliance’s report makes Barrett out to be something of a pro-corporate Savonarola, better suited to the cleric’s stole than a judicial robe.
Hagighat said the blurred line between clergy and government — the current president, Hassan Rouhani, is an establishment cleric — increasingly creates confusion among the people.
The detentions follow a crackdown in September on political opponents of Saudi Arabia's rulers that saw some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists detained.
One viewed by Ars is a video from Al Qaeda in Iraq of a roadside bomb being exploded under a US Army Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicle; others are videos of sermons by various Islamic clerics.
After militants besieged the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, public entertainment was banned and clerics were given more control over schools, courts and social life.
According to The Wall Street Journal, a Shiite cleric in Najaf claimed that Iraq and all of Islam were under attack by American electromagnetic weapons.
His name was Takesian, an Armenian from Boston, one of those hip, blunt clerics who loved to talk, as though talking itself contained ritual powers of redemption.
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Origin and Etymology of cleric
First Known Use: 1621See Words from the same year
Synonymsclergyperson, clerical, clerk, deacon, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, minister, preacher, priest, reverend
Antonymslayman, layperson, secular
Related Wordschurchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestess
Near Antonymslay reader, lector
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