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catholic
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The Catcher in the Rye
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  • Catholics are always trying to find out if you're a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Certainly you have to be a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Do you have to be a Catholic and all?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'd be the same way, probably, if I was a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As a matter of fact, my father was a Catholic once.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I knew this one Catholic boy, Louis Shaney, when I was at the Whooton School.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The thing was, you could tell by the way he asked me that he was trying to find out if I was a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That's why I was glad those two nuns didn't ask me if I was a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Catholics are always trying to find out if you're a Catholic even if they don't know your last name.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'd have enjoyed it even more though, I think, if I hadn't been sort of afraid, the whole time I was talking to them, that they'd all of a sudden try to find out if I was a Catholic.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was enjoying the conversation about tennis and all, but you could tell he would've enjoyed it more if I was a Catholic and all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then, after a while, right in the middle of the goddam conversation, he asked me, "Did you happen to notice where the Catholic church is in town, by any chance?"  (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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