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sacrament
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  • "Ah, madam, it is a great sacrament," replied the priest, passing his hand over the thin grizzled strands of hair combed back across his bald head.
  • They wished to administer the sacrament of unction.
  • I knew someone who received that sacrament seven times.
  • The chanting of the service ceased, and the voice of the priest was heard respectfully congratulating the dying man on having received the sacrament.
  • Just at Christmastime I was deemed worthy to partake of the holy and heavenly sacrament at the shrine of the saint.
  • After a mute confession, communion was administered to the dying man, preparations made for the sacrament of unction, and in his house there was the bustle and thrill of suspense usual at such moments.
  • Despite the doctor’s orders that she should not go out early in the morning, Natasha insisted on fasting and preparing for the sacrament, not as they generally prepared for it in the Rostov family by attending three services in their own house, but as Agrafena Ivanovna did, by going to church every day for a week and not once missing Vespers, Matins, or Mass.
  • There were, it is true, some rigid individuals unable to rise to the height of such a question, who saw in the project a desecration of the sacrament of marriage, but there were not many such and they remained silent, while the majority were interested in Helene’s good fortune and in the question which match would be the more advantageous.
  • "But, Prince," said Anna Mikhaylovna, "after such a solemn sacrament, allow him a moment’s peace!

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  • Augustine defined a Christian sacrament as "a visible sign of an invisible reality."
  • A couple of the kids watched movies as if they were partaking of a sacrament, completely enthralled and religiously attentive.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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