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  • Are we talking about a governmental or a religious parish?
  • Everyone in our parish was impacted by the flood.
  • She is a parish sheriff in Louisiana.
  • Louisiana’s largest parish by land area is Plaquemines, but the largest by population is East Baton Rouge.

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  • He is a parish priest in one of Miami’s poorest suburbs.
  • The congregation supplies a parish house for the priest.
  • The children had ridden from all over the parish to attend classes.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • Did ever anybody hear the like i’ this parish?
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The assignment was to draw a map of Louisiana and write in the names of the parishes in their appropriate places.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • The inhabitants of Raveloe were not severely regular in their church-going, and perhaps there was hardly a person in the parish who would not have held that to go to church every Sunday in the calendar would have shown a greedy desire to stand well with Heaven,
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner

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  • Hardly anybody in the parish knows the news yet.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • We are a big parish and the priest has a position to keep up.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • He’s working in a parish in Jarrow now.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • On the patrol to the other villages, which somehow he must bind together into a parish, hour passed hour and neither he nor Jim spoke a word.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • PARRIS: A wide opinion’s running in the parish that the Devil may be among us, and I would satisfy them that they are wrong.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He had fought the Indians at Narragansett, and was deeply interested in parish affairs.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A former Salem minister, George Burroughs, had had to borrow money to pay for his wife’s funeral, and, since the parish was remiss in his salary, he was soon bankrupt.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • You people seem not to comprehend that a minister is the Lord’s man in the parish; a minister is not to be so lightly crossed and contradicted— PUTNAM: Aye!
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Like almost all men of learning, he spent a good deal of his time pondering the invisible world, especially since he had himself encountered a witch in his parish not long before.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • He wasn’t that cute and he wasn’t that interesting beyond the whole New Kid aura, and he definitely wasn’t Ben Parish.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Um, that would be one percent, Parish.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • I traveled back and forth between the trial courts in Orleans Parish quite a bit on the Carter and Caston cases.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I leave it to Pater Leoden to distribute the remainder of my worldly goods among the parish, as, being an immoral soul, I will have no further need of them.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • By June he would be ready to accept a call to one of the small parishes springing up to the south and west of Wethersfield.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Past Harrison Westwood, Baker of this Parish, and his wives, Marion and Joan?
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Church was practically the only time we ever saw some of the farmers from farther out in the parish—places like Umpawaug.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • PARRIS, studies her, then nods, half convinced: Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Marie-Laure’s great-uncle, locked with several hundred others inside the gates of Fort National, a quarter mile offshore, squints up and thinks, Locusts, and an Old Testament proverb comes back to him from some cobwebbed hour of parish school: The locusts have no king, yet all of them go out in ranks.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • By April, 1863, he had repudiated the Democratic party; by January, 1864, a few months before he was killed in the Red River campaign, he wrote his wife from Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, that "since I [came] here I have learned and seen more of what the horrors of Slavery was than I ever knew before….
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The minister he was assisting, he wrote, had turned the parish calling over to him: it was a wealthy congregation and large contributors expected frequent and unhurried visits from the clergy.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • She had sensed the audaciousness, even the brazenness of the letter as she read it; one or the other, or perhaps simple stupidity, had to impel such a communication from an insignificant parish priest to the Commandant of Auschwitz.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The lad looked pale and frightened, but did not move as Arthur Duncan, procurator fiscal for the parish of Cranesmuir, drew his plumpness up into an approximation of dignity and prepared to pronounce sentence.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But Yule May, she probably the most educated maid we got in our parish.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • There are nine children, supported by the local parish.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Medical Officer for the parishes of Grimpen, Thorsley, and High Barrow.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Far away we could hear the deep tones of the parish clock, which boomed out every quarter of an hour.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • "Yes, sir," said I; "him too; late of this parish."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Between it and the town there is another church, the parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • On Sunday morning Marya Dmitrievna invited her visitors to Mass at her parish church—the Church of the Assumption built over the graves of victims of the plague.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The unfortunate lad is the only one in all this parish that does not guess how he has been cheated.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • She was born in Lowe River in the tiny parish of Trelawny, Jamaica, hours away from the tourist traps that line the coast.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • When he is at home, he is in his own parish at Morton.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She and her husband, Donald, were schoolteachers in a tiny village called Harewood, in the central Jamaican parish of Saint Catherine’s.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Designed in the style of the great cathedrals of Amiens, Chartres, and Canterbury, Westminster Abbey is considered neither cathedral nor parish church.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He taught me euchre, and after dividing London between us, I taking the northern side and he the southern, we played for parish points.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • I will need a letter from the parish priest and a physical examination by my family doctor.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Why have I no report on the causes of his fidelity to the parish church?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The rector of a parish has much to do.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • His surname was Cruncher, and on the youthful occasion of his renouncing by proxy the works of darkness, in the easterly parish church of Hounsditch, he had received the added appellation of Jerry.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A tax-collector, on the way to his post at Goa; the Rev. Decimus Smith, returning to his parish at Bombay; and a brigadier-general of the English army, who was about to rejoin his brigade at Benares, made up the party, and, with Mr. Fogg, played whist by the hour together in absorbing silence.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
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