the cloth

noun

: Christian priests and ministers : clergy
He has great respect for the cloth.
He is a man of the cloth.

Examples of the cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their uniforms bulge at the waist, and the cloth that was once a bold Army blue is faded with age. The Editors, National Review, 27 May 2024 Step 3: Repeat with the bottom edge so that both rounded ends meet the middle of the cloth's straight fold lines. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 Open the cloth over a mixing bowl, letting the shredded potatoes fall in there. Bonnie S. Benwick, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Nearly 15 years ago, Remi Haygood was a piece of fabric in the cloth of corporate America. Kadee Blakely, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Step 2: Fold the top rounded edge of the cloth toward the center, about a third of the way down. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2024 The bishops urged radical change: Grant priestly powers to married men, breaking with the bedrock tenet of clerical celibacy, and increase the reach of the cloth. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 17 Feb. 2024 The thread number and stitch method are combined to make embroidering easy, and the pattern on the cloth is water soluble and disappears when exposed to water. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 The statue’s body is made from a mixture of resin, polyurethane and marble powder, while the cloth tunic is made from gold leaf and plaster. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024

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“The cloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20cloth. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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