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catholic when uncapitalized

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  • La Vendee is a grand, catholic uprising.   (source)
    catholic = universal
  • Every book supplies its time with one good word; every municipal law, every trade, every folly of the day, and the generic catholic genius who is not afraid or ashamed to owe his originality to the originality of all, stands with the next age as the recorder and embodiment of his own.   (source)
    catholic = broad in scope
  • Why not here, and perhaps elsewhere, plant deeply and for all time centres of learning and living, colleges that yearly would send into the life of the South a few white men and a few black men of broad culture, catholic tolerance, and trained ability, joining their hands to other hands, and giving to this squabble of the Races a decent and dignified peace?   (source)
    catholic = inclusive or a wide range of ideas
  • Or, going one step farther, with those striking remarks to which Naphta had treated Pater Unterpertinger in their colloquy about Hegel and the "Catholicity" of that state philosopher, about how "politics" and "Catholicism" were psychologically related and formed a single objective reality?†   (source)
  • No doubt the feat was easy to Mr. Utterson; for he was undemonstrative at the best, and even his friendship seemed to be founded in a similar catholicity of good-nature.†   (source)
  • Whether due to his general bent for paradox or out of courtesy, he called Hegel a "Catholic" thinker; and in response to the priest's smiling question about the basis for this comment, inasmuch as Hegel was actually the state philosopher of Prussia and generally considered a Protestant, Leo had replied: the very term "state philosopher" confirmed he was correct in pointing to Hegel's Catholicity in the religious sense, if not, of course, in regard to Church dogmatics.†   (source)
  • The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does, belongs to all.   (source)
    catholic = universal
  • "I don't know what to think," answered Sancho, "not being as well read as your worship in errant writings; but for all that I venture to say and swear that these apparitions that are about us are not quite catholic."   (source)
    catholic = universally accepted as true
  • "I carry my prog-basket and this bota hanging to the saddle-bow, whatever they may say; and it is such an object of worship with me, and I love it so, that  there is hardly a moment but I am kissing and embracing it over and over again;" and so saying he thrust it into Sancho's hands, who raising it aloft pointed to his mouth, gazed at the stars for a quarter of an hour; and when he had done drinking let his head fall on one side, and giving a deep sigh, exclaimed, "Ah, whoreson rogue, how catholic it is!"   (source)
    catholic = universal in appeal
  • Sancho Panza was touched by Master Pedro's words, and said to him, "Don't weep and lament, Master Pedro; you break my heart; let me tell you my master, Don Quixote, is so catholic and scrupulous a Christian that, if he can make out that he has done you any wrong, he will own it, and be willing to pay for it and make it good, and something over and above."   (source)
    catholic = consistent (or universal in application)
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  • Lisa was wild when I met her though, like all them other Catholic school girls.   (source)
    catholic = the Roman Catholic Church
  • Is Jesse Owens Catholic?   (source)
  • Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak out because I was not a Catholic.   (source)
  • She may soon be the youngest nonmartyr saint ever beatified by the Catholic Church.   (source)
  • Apparently, 'charity, hope, and faith' are also the names of three martyred Catholic saints.   (source)
  • It's against the Catholic faith.   (source)
  • Louie, whose parents had tried to raise him Catholic, hadn't gone near church since one Sunday in his boyhood, when a priest had punished him for tardiness by grabbing him by the ear and dragging him out.   (source)
  • Some ladies carried their salvation gloves in their purse in case they ran into a Catholic unexpectedly.   (source)
  • Maybe you ought to think about Catholic school.   (source)
    catholic = of the Roman Catholic faith
  • You're not a Catholic.   (source)
    catholic = the Roman Catholic Church
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  • He was as Catholic as I was Muslim.   (source)
  • Among those assembled were two French journalists, a Swiss diplomat, three Uzbek fur traders, a representative of the Roman Catholic Church, and a repatriated opera tenor with his family of five.   (source)
  • He is definitely a country kid, 'cause he said, 'What's a Catholic?'   (source)
  • No, sir, I am a Catholic.   (source)
  • My adoptive parents had me baptized as a Catholic later.   (source)
  • Maybe she'd shift me to a school closer to home, maybe a public or Catholic school, but not a military school.   (source)
  • We are a Catholic Church.   (source)
  • I wasn't raised very religiously because my parents went to Catholic school, but I do believe in God very much.   (source)
  • Martinez is a devout Catholic.   (source)
  • Two days later, we buried my sister in the Catholic graveyard down near the powwow ground.   (source)
  • Ages ago, when just being a Catholic could get you hung from a tree, clergyfolk came here seeking refuge.   (source)
  • It just happens to be a Catholic school.   (source)
  • The Riches, the Patrick Smiths, the Walkers, not even those Catholic Thibodeaux with them seven kids.   (source)
  • "Them Catholic people is the Hepplers," returned Carl.   (source)
  • He wanted a Catholic!   (source)
  • She was a fervent Catholic with a French accent.   (source)
  • But Betty, a Catholic herself, was not sensitive to these differences.   (source)
  • Or go inside a Catholic church.   (source)
  • This was a Catholic organization that partnered with UNICEF and NGOs to create centers like ours.   (source)
  • The Catholic high school cost a lot, and Papa said nobody went to public school unless you wanted to turn out bad.   (source)
  • I'm Catholic.   (source)
  • "High Catholic," my father had said in the car.   (source)
  • Never a Catholic dog.   (source)
  • When my Catholic classmates recited their prayers, we Jews were required to stand and be silent.   (source)
  • She could tell it was Latin, but she wasn't sure why her hopefully future boyfriend was suddenly chanting like a Catholic priest.   (source)
  • The Catholic Church, through its Inquisition, is famous for cultivating Lucifer as the arch-fiend, but the Church's enemies relied no less upon the Old Boy to keep the human mind enthralled.   (source)
  • Yeah, except for third and fourth grade, when I couldn't go because I was in Catholic school.   (source)
  • Or one of the Catholic priests from St. Ignatius that Mrs. Barbour had taken up with after Andy and Mr. Barbour died?   (source)
  • Catholic.   (source)
  • At a Catholic orphanage, he hauls out leftover boxes of honeydew melon, oranges, and bread.   (source)
  • He wondered how a girl with a Muslim name had ended up in a Catholic convent.   (source)
  • "As a matter of fact, she's Catholic," Hannah said.   (source)
  • I don't think the Catholic Church proclaimed any of it as out-and-out miracles, which was pretty smart of them.   (source)
  • A lot of our Catholic friends have asked whether Colton saw Mary, the mother of Jesus.   (source)
  • I wanted you to be brought up Catholic, too.   (source)
  • The Catholic Church?   (source)
  • I never heard them knock anybody for being white or black or green or Christian or Jew or Catholic.   (source)
  • Mexicans were mostly traditional and Catholic.   (source)
  • After Conor's arrival, everyone we knew—with the exception of my very Catholic parents who were praying for dozens of little Grogans—assumed we were done having children.   (source)
  • James Joyce, an Irish Catholic, uses biblical parallels with considerable frequency.   (source)
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