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Stigmata are primarily associated with the Roman Catholic faith.
  marks resembling the wounds on the crucified body of Christ
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Of particular interest are stigmata which appear for unexplained reasons which some attribute to hoaxes, some the subconscious, and others to the miraculous.
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  • Stigmata are primarily associated with the Roman Catholic faith.
  • They look like stigmata, the nail wounds in the hands of Christ.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It had nothing to do with my smacking LaRue’s imaginary stigmata on the track.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • All the physiological stigmata of old age have been abolished.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • There too, opposite to him, was Lynch whose countenance bore already the stigmata of early depravity and premature wisdom.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I was a born-and-bred Catholic and thought immediately it was some sort of writing stigmata and that I should get to a church.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Many of these stigmata appeared to be infected.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • I carried her into the church like a pieta, blood dripping in the aisle from her open stigmata.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • So captivated was he by this savor of sensuality and varietism that was about her, the stigmata of desire manifest in her gestures, moods, voice, the way she dressed, that he could not think of relinquishing her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It was the modern stigmata.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • She too arrived at close range, looked at the burns and scars on Virgie’s hands, as Missie Spights had done, making them stigmata of something at odds in her womanhood.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • She too arrived at close range, looked at the burns and scars on Virgie’s hands, as Missie Spights had done, making them stigmata of something at odds in her womanhood.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Perhaps still better to put it out over a clandestine beam attributed to the Terran scientists still with us while our official channels display the classic stigmata of tight censorship.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Matron thought of such displays as a particular Continental weakness, and she was impatient with celestial billing and cooing, bleeding palms and stigmata.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And every evening mothers wailed thus, with a distraught abstraction, as their eyes fell on those fatal stigmata on limbs and bellies; every evening hands gripped Rieux’s arms, there was a rush of useless words, promises, and tears; every evening the nearing tocsin of the ambulance provoked scenes as vain as every form of grief.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • "Stigmata, maybe," he said.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Which was why Matron now glanced at Sister Mary Joseph Praise’s palms and breast as Stone laid her down, as if she half expected to see bleeding stigmata, as if that first mystery had grown into this second mystery.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • These are the stigmata of rickets.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Stigmata isn’t much different from some of the things the yogis can do.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "Stigmata" in my religion class at LT&C meant the nail wounds, the cuts from the crown of thorns, the gash made by the spear of Longinus in Christ’s flesh.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Like stigmata, oh yes.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • All the infants in the croup room appeared related because they all had the stigmata of rickets to a greater or lesser degree.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Stigmata?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I came to her with tea—that signature move of fools, one of the stigmata by which you shall know us.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In the Piazza he had once pointed out the stigmata of congenital syphilis in a listless boy who was squatting on the sidewalk: "Saddle nose, cloudy eyes, peg-shaped incisor teeth …." I read about the other stigmata of syphilis: mulberry molars, saber-shinned tibias, and deafness.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In the Piazza he had once pointed out the stigmata of congenital syphilis in a listless boy who was squatting on the sidewalk: "Saddle nose, cloudy eyes, peg-shaped incisor teeth …." I read about the other stigmata of syphilis: mulberry molars, saber-shinned tibias, and deafness.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • So I asked her if there wasn’t any place she would like to go to for a day or two to brace herself up a little," went on Clyde, only here on account of the blackness of the lie he was telling he twisted and swallowed in the weak, stigmatic way that was his whenever he was attempting something which was beyond him—any untruth or a feat of skill—and then added: "And she said yes, maybe to one of those lakes up in the Adirondacks—it didn’t make much difference which one—if we could afford…
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   stigmata [6] , stigma [4] , Puritans [2] , Jesuit [3] , Saint Peter [3] , parable [3] , Francis of Assisi [4] , Ascension [5] , The Trinity [5] , Advent [6] , Saint Patrick [6] , Billy Graham [8] , Francis Xavier [8] , Saint Paul [8]
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