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The Trinity
as in:  the Christian trinity

In the popular novel, The Shack, three characters represent the Trinity.
  Christian description of three simultaneous forms of God:  the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit  (that provides strength and guidance to Christians)
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  • In the popular novel, The Shack, three characters represent the Trinity.
  • For him, all that was left of the Trinity, was the holy spirit that gloriously filled the world — and especially mankind.
  • The exact interpretation of the Trinity was important to Christians historically, but is considered a minor detail by most modern Christians.
  • If anything, it felt like Mom, Dad, and I were the trinity of sacrifice here, with the others doing as they pleased.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • She sighed as she sighed before the child was born, and hearing her there, Ewan MacDonald turned and flung his knife into the wind in the name of the Trinity.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • And on the athame, the trinity knot for the three in you, and the three of us.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • The Trinity—the three elements of matter—are sulphur, mercury, and salt.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Trinity must be tainted by it; there must be a certain stench at the right hand of God the Father.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The Trinity brothers wanted peace at any price, quiet on the campus, no broken bones.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The Trinity Unfortunately for Cesar, an electrical outage had temporarily stopped the streetcars.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game

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  • It was not the mad logic of the Trinity that captivated him.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The nature of the Trinity, the role of the Holy Spirit, Jesus sitting at the right hand of God.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • She blessed without using the name of the Trinity like my mother, and yet her blessing was as holy.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • A dark valley between three mighty, heaven-abiding peaks, that almost seem the Trinity, in some faint earthly symbol.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She, Leigh, and I were the trinity.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • —He is sitting with Tim Healy, J. J. O’Molloy said, rumour has it, on the Trinity college estates commission.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He was Barbara’s little partner, sticking close to the trinity of school, church, and the locked apartment, trying-with sterling behavior and glowing notes from his teachers-to keep her from worrying all the time.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The closest we come to worship is the Trinity of Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • He then proceeded in terms of the trinity to answer the question, Why does everybody see Quality differently?
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • She gave birth to the trinity of Othin, Vili, and Ve, and these then slaughtered sleepful Ymir and carved the body into chunks.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Consider the Trinity.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The men and women who came up the Trinity and the Brazos were no strangers to hardship—but hardship was one thing, terror another.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Whatever happened to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? I don’t remember Shay being part of the Trinity.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It was like describing the hierarchy of the Trinity or the language of phalaropes.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • There you are to the life: a deep subtle sort of thinker with his fore-finger on the page, while Saint Bonaventure or somebody else, rather fat and florid, is looking up at the Trinity.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …the pictures of Washington and Lincoln, and transmitted to future time and generations—a picture which the press of the country should spread broadcast over the land, a most dramatic picture, and that picture is this: The President of the United States standing on this platform; on one side the Governor of Alabama, on the other, completing the trinity, a representative of a race only a few years ago in bondage, the coloured President of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • But to be assured their words are without any thing correspondent to them in the mind, there would need some Examples; which if any man require, let him take a Schoole-man into his hands, and see if he can translate any one chapter concerning any difficult point; as the Trinity; the Deity; the nature of Christ; Transubstantiation; Free-will.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The imagery through which the nature and kinship of the Three Persons of the Trinity were darkly shadowed forth in the books of devotion which he read—the Father contemplating from all eternity as in a mirror His Divine Perfections and thereby begetting eternally the Eternal Son and the Holy Spirit proceeding out of Father and Son from all eternity—were easier of acceptance by his mind by reason of their august incomprehensibility than was the simple fact that God had loved his soul…
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "0 Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, Giver of all spiritual grace, the Author of everlasting life: Send thy blessing upon these thy servants, this man and this woman …." The last brick was set in place as the vicar, having put his glasses back on, made the celebrated pronouncement—man and wife together—and invoked the Trinity after which his church was named.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • …Russian Order of Saint Nicholas of the First Class, of the Turkish Order of the Crescent, First Lord of the Powder Closet and Groom of the Back Stairs, Colonel of the Gaunt or Regent’s Own Regiment of Militia, a Trustee of the British Museum, an Elder Brother of the Trinity House, a Governor of the White Friars, and D.C.L.—died after a series of fits brought on, as the papers said, by the shock occasioned to his lordship’s sensibilities by the downfall of the ancient French monarchy.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Instead, Mark logged fifty more hours watching the Trinity Network, then took his complaint to the administration—with a petition signed by twenty-five or thirty of his faithful followers—requesting not only that Ellerby be banned from representing the school in his loathsome powder blue monstrosity, but that it also be outlawed in the student parking lotnow and forever more, world without end, amen.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • "And a little below the Ponceau, at the Trinity," pursued Liénarde, "there was a passion performed, and without any speaking."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • We started warming up and I checked out the Trinity kids who had come to watch the game.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • "The Mystery of the Trinity," Theresa would joke later.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • First car to get to the Trinity site wins—this is the monument that marks the spot where the bomb went off.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Between my success at BMW, my strength victories, and the year as the Trinity JV quarterback that I had under my belt, I went into my freshman year with a lot of confidence.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • But he spent hours on the firing range back in his Marine Corps days, and these last few weeks, he has been diligently working on his shot down in the dry bed of the Trinity River, using the levee walls as a backstop.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He drove past the Armenian church, then around the obelisk at Arat Kilo—another war monument at a roundabout—past the Gothic spires and domes of the Trinity Cathedral and then the Parliament Building, which took its inspiration from the one on the banks of the Thames.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Is this going to be a let’s-try-to-understand the Trinity sort of thing?"
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • * *value, esteem I have a son, and, by the Trinity; *It were me lever* than twenty pound worth land, *I would rather* Though it right now were fallen in my hand, He were a man of such discretion As that ye be: fy on possession, *But if* a man be virtuous withal.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • He got up, however, and as there came no more crows, or night-birds like the bats that flew out at the same time with the crows, the cousin and Sancho giving him rope, he lowered himself into the depths of the dread cavern; and as he entered it Sancho sent his blessing after him, making a thousand crosses over him and saying, "God, and the Pena de Francia, and the Trinity of Gaeta guide thee, flower and cream of knights-errant.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • And the Trinity jibs in their mortarboards.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The only honor he had ever won—purple and gold (the school colors), shaped like a triangle, symbolizing the trinity.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The herd crossed the Brazos without incident, and then the Trinity, and there was still no Gus.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • JAKE SPENT MOST of his days in a place called Bill’s Saloon, a little clapboard place on the Trinity River bluffs.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He had scored so high on the Trinity entrance exam that he had been awarded one of the rare Trinity scholarships—one hundred dollars contributed toward his tuition, and his picture in the paper.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • The Carver cheerleaders were on one side during the halftime break and the Trinity cheerleaders were on the other side.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Slam!
  • Of The Trinity Here wee have the Person of God born now the third time.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Mr. Smith was greatly distressed by the ignorance which many of his flock showed even in such things as the Trinity and the Sacraments.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • In what ways are these details similar to how you’ve pictured the Trinity?
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
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