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High Mass


High mass.
Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  a solemn and elaborate Mass with music
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  • High mass.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And Paquita says that at High Mass one day she saw Pedro passing Tita a love letter, perfumed and everything!
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • In the distance, on the other side of the colonial city, the bells of the Cathedral were ringing for High Mass.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • …Laurie gathered up all Jo’s letters, smoothed, folded, and put them neatly into a small drawer of the desk, stood a minute turning the ring thoughtfully on his finger, then slowly drew it off, laid it with the letters, locked the drawer, and went out to hear High Mass at Saint Stefan’s, feeling as if there had been a funeral, and though not overwhelmed with affliction, this seemed a more proper way to spend the rest of the day than in writing letters to charming young ladies.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • …their families in shining landaus to buy evening gowns and silver and gems, to crowd the narrow streets on the way to the old French Opera House and the Theatre d’Orleans and the St. Louis Cathedral, from whose open doors came the chants of High Mass over the crowds of the Place d’Armes on Sundays, over the noise and bickering of the French Market, over the silent, ghostly drift of the ships along the raised waters of the Mississippi, which flowed against the levee above the ground of…
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • High Mass was at eleven the next morning, the parish priest officiating and the Bishop in the Episcopal chair.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • These manifestations of public piety were to be concluded on Sunday by a High Mass celebrated under the auspices of St. Roch, the plaguestricken saint, and Father Paneloux was asked to preach the sermon.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • They made themselves as comfortable as they could on a rock formation that jutted out like a shelf from a hip-high mass of stone.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But when he beheld the wealthy manufacturer Madeleine going to low mass at seven o’clock, he perceived in him a possible candidate, and resolved to outdo him; he took a Jesuit confessor, and went to high mass and to vespers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I command, said the Archbishop, that ye keep you within your church and pray unto God still, that no man touch the sword till the high mass be all done.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur

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  • I command, said the Archbishop, that ye keep you within your church and pray unto God still, that no man touch the sword till the high mass be all done.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • She liked the combined smell of worn leather bindings, library paste and freshly inked stamping pads better than she liked the smell of burning incense at high mass.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Milagros had soaked the child in holy water after taking him to high mass at the Cathedral, but still he was feverish and wailed, as if he were mourning his own death before going.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The pontifical nuptial high mass was celebrated by such a galaxy of cardinals and bishops and nuncios that there seemed to be no part of the immense church which was not teeming with violet and scarlet and incense and little boys ringing silver bells.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Bishop O’Neill sang solemn high mass and the cardinal gave the final absolutions.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Formerly, there had been peals for every occasion, long morning serenades, which lasted from prime to compline; peals from the belfry for a high mass, rich scales drawn over the smaller bells for a wedding, for a christening, and mingling in the air like a rich embroidery of all sorts of charming sounds.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But the custom was imposed, the same as that of reciting the rosary before dinner, and it drew the attention of the neighbors, who soon spread the rumor that the Buendias did not sit down to the table like other mortals but had changed the act of eating into a kind of high mass.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He longed for the minor sacred offices, to be vested with the tunicle of subdeacon at high mass, to stand aloof from the altar, forgotten by the people, his shoulders covered with a humeral veil, holding the paten within its folds or, when the sacrifice had been accomplished, to stand as deacon in a dalmatic of cloth of gold on the step below the celebrant, his hands joined and his face towards the people, and sing the chant ITE MISSA EST. If ever he had seen himself celebrant it was…
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • As for ourselves, the next day being Sunday, with no need to be up and stirring before high mass, if it was a moonlight night and warm, then, instead of taking us home at once, my father, in his thirst for personal distinction, would lead us on a long walk round by the Calvary, which my mother’s utter incapacity for taking her bearings, or even for knowing which road she might be on, made her regard as a triumph of his strategic genius.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • On Sunday afternoons, after high mass, they went to baseball games and ate roasted peanuts from brown paper cones.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The music stopped and the guests gathered in the main hall where a small, innocent priest, adorned with the vestments of high mass, read the complicated sermon he had written exalting confused and impracticable virtues.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The hospital was a collection of corrugated tin roofs and whitewashed concrete walls sitting beside a church in the forest, where bells rang and you heard a sound of hymns and the words of the high mass spoken in Bantu.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • He would attend High Mass at the Cathedral and then return home to rest and read on the terrace in the patio.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • During high mass, her sister and father recited the Lord’s Prayer with loud precision and clung forever to the last syllables of the hymns.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Florentino Ariza saw them pass back and forth four times a day and once on Sundays when they came out of High Mass, and just seeing the girl was enough for him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • She realized the danger that very morning when she went to High Mass and was horrified by the humidity and saw that the sky was heavy and low and that one could not see to the ocean’s horizon.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • There had been a good deal of talk after High Mass, and he had even received a request from General Jeronimo Argote, on behalf of the Caribbean refugees, that he be buried in holy ground.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • On Fridays the nuns hear high mass, vespers, and all the offices, as on Sunday.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Their mothers, sitting out in the sun in wicker rocking chairs, wearing the same dresses, the same feathered hats, and holding the same organdy parasols as they had at High Mass, watched over them from the shore, for fear the men from the neighboring beaches would seduce their daughters under the water.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Lourdes imagines white azaleas and an altar set for high mass on an April Sunday.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Mauricio Babilonia was always in the audience at the concerts, at the movies, at high mass, and she did not have to see him to know that he was there, because the butterflies were always there.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • When the banns were announced at High Mass in the Cathedral, Fermina Daza received anonymous letters again, some of them containing death threats, but she took scant notice of them because all the fear of which she was capable was centered on her imminent violation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He never imagined they were the bells he had so longed to hear for so many years, ever since the Sunday when he saw Fermina Daza in her sixth month of pregnancy as she was leaving High Mass.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He not only believed it, he also discussed it several times with Transito Ariza during the two years of Fermina Daza’s wedding trip, and he continued to believe it with a feeling of boundless freedom until one fateful Sunday when, with no warning and no presentiments, he saw her leaving High Mass on her husband’s arm, besieged by the curiosity and flattery of her new world.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
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Associated words [difficulty]:   High Mass [7] , High Holidays [7] , encyclical [8]
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