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pilgrim
used in War and Peace

16 uses
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Definition someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
  • He orders these pilgrims to be driven away, but she receives them.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (61% in)
  • "Andrew, why didn't you warn me?" said the princess, with mild reproach, as she stood before her pilgrims like a hen before her chickens.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (62% in)
  • "Ah, and Ivanushka is here too!" said Prince Andrew, glancing with a smile at the young pilgrim.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (62% in)
  • It was evident that Prince Andrew's ironical tone toward the pilgrims and Princess Mary's helpless attempts to protect them were their customary long-established relations on the matter.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (62% in)
  • All were silent, only the pilgrim woman went on in measured tones, drawing in her breath.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (63% in)
  • "But, dear me, that must be a fraud!" said Pierre, naively, who had listened attentively to the pilgrim.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (64% in)
  • "Lord Jesus Christ!" exclaimed the pilgrim woman, crossing herself.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (64% in)
  • The pilgrim woman was appeased and, being encouraged to talk, gave a long account of Father Amphilochus, who led so holy a life that his hands smelled of incense, and how on her last visit to Kiev some monks she knew let her have the keys of the catacombs, and how she, taking some dried bread with her, had spent two days in the catacombs with the saints.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (65% in)
  • Not only Princess Mary, who had been won by his gentleness with the pilgrims, gave him her most radiant looks, but even the one-year-old "Prince Nicholas" (as his grandfather called him) smiled at Pierre and let himself be taken in his arms, and Michael Ivanovich and Mademoiselle Bourienne looked at him with pleasant smiles when he talked to the old prince.
    Book Five -- 1806-07 (67% in)
  • This comforting dream and hope were given her by God's folk—the half-witted and other pilgrims who visited her without the prince's knowledge.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (98% in)
  • There was one pilgrim, a quiet pockmarked little woman of fifty called Theodosia, who for over thirty years had gone about barefoot and worn heavy chains.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (99% in)
  • Once, when in a room with a lamp dimly lit before the icon Theodosia was talking of her life, the thought that Theodosia alone had found the true path of life suddenly came to Princess Mary with such force that she resolved to become a pilgrim herself.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (99% in)
  • Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (99% in)
  • Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (99% in)
  • Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
    Book Six -- 1808-10 (99% in)
  • There in Moscow she was deprived of her greatest pleasures—talks with the pilgrims and the solitude which refreshed her at Bald Hills—and she had none of the advantages and pleasures of city life.
    Book Eight -- 1811-12 (7% in)

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