man of the cloth

noun phrase

formal + old-fashioned
: a man who is a priest or minister

Examples of man of the cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In each time period, David Kelly plays a well-meaning but blinkered man of the cloth; Sheila Tousey does the wise, wry matriarchs; and Rainbow Dickerson gets the reproachful sisters. Sara Holdren, Vulture, 5 Dec. 2023 For a man of the cloth, his answers to my questions were non-ideological. Mohsen Milani, Foreign Affairs, 25 June 2013 The Good Doctor was indeed a man of the cloth, having received his doctorate from the Missionaries of the New Truth, a church operating out of Chicago. Rory Feehan, SPIN, 9 Nov. 2023 Nora Mathison: Luckily, Sarah had a connection to a man, a man of the cloth. Nora Mathison, Scientific American, 28 Sep. 2023 And Sparks is equally compelling as a man of the cloth who deep down seems to know his folksy brand of mediation has little effect. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 June 2023 But as a man of the cloth, Berkeley had some strident views that went beyond contemporary acceptance of slavery. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 16 May 2023

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“Man of the cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20of%20the%20cloth. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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