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ordination
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The Scarlet Letter

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Definition ceremony in which one is officially declared a minister, priest, rabbi, or other religious leader
  • She was self-ordained a Sister of Mercy, or, we may rather say, the world's heavy hand had so ordained her, when neither the world nor she looked forward to this result.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (28% in)
  • Public ceremonies, such as ordinations, the installation of magistrates, and all that could give majesty to the forms in which a new government manifested itself to the people, were, as a matter of policy, marked by a stately and well-conducted ceremonial, and a sombre, but yet a studied magnificence.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (40% in)
  • The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (20% in)
  • She was self-ordained a Sister of Mercy, or, we may rather say, the world's heavy hand had so ordained her, when neither the world nor she looked forward to this result.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (29% in)

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