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catholic
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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catholic
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • She had lived many years in that garret, being permitted to remain there gratis by successive Catholic tenants of the house below, as they deemed it a blessing to have her there.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She was a widow, an elderly woman; had been bred a Protestant, being a clergyman's daughter, but was converted to the Catholic religion by her husband, whose memory she much revered; had lived much among people of distinction, and knew a thousand anecdotes of them as far back as the times of Charles the Second.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In a garret of her house there lived a maiden lady of seventy, in the most retired manner, of whom my landlady gave me this account: that she was a Roman Catholic, had been sent abroad when young, and lodg'd in a nunnery with an intent of becoming a nun; but, the country not agreeing with her, she returned to England, where, there being no nunnery, she had vow'd to lead the life of a nun, as near as might be done in those circumstances.  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.

  • catholic in one`s tastes

  • Their taste in books was catholic, at any rate; Plato in Greek touched Omar in English; Nietzsche partnered Newton; Thomas More was there, and also Hannah More, Thomas Moore, George Moore, and even Old Moore.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon

  • In fact, a hyena`s catholicity of taste is so indiscriminate it nearly forces admiration.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi

  • The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all.
    John Donne  --  Meditation 17
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