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  • They fought with Cromwell—some of them; they came over and robbed the Indians in true sanctimonious fashion, and persecuted the Quakers; and down the line a bit I get some Quaker blood that stood for its beliefs in the stocks, and sacrificed its ears for what it thought right.†   (source)
  • That indifference arose in part from the sanctimony of the moralizers.†   (source)
  • So "saving Ira Hayes" through the "Ira Hayes Fund" became the Sun-Times's sanctimonious mission.†   (source)
  • "There's a process for all of this," the woman replied sanctimoniously.†   (source)
  • Nurse Cramer was there, though, and sizzled with sanctimonious anger like a damp firecracker.†   (source)
  • Reece shifted her weight, and her usual sanctimonious expression returned.†   (source)
  • I don't want to sound sanctimonious or syrupy, but for the past seven years I've been doing full-time customer service for Craigslist, interacting with thousands of people.†   (source)
  • Beware the sanctimonious reformer.†   (source)
  • Don't you think I know what them sanctimonious folks like your daddy say about me?"†   (source)
  • I had been called sanctimonious by every person who had ever known me well and for good reason.†   (source)
  • Keep yer judgments and sanctimony.†   (source)
  • Landers was offering her a way out, and she had to go all sanctimonious.†   (source)
  • Desperate, I knew I was taking a risk, but it was one that seemed minimized if I could cast over it a modest halo of sanctimony.†   (source)
  • You come in here with your sanctimonious talk about slum kids and injustice, and you make up some wild stories, and all of a sudden you start getting through to some of these old ladies in here.†   (source)
  • But it was precisely their conformism, their transparent sanctimoniousness, that exasperated Yurii Andreievich.†   (source)
  • A little boy with a sanctimonious face had taken the bit of celery and knelt down on the floor; there was scrambling about and increasing laughter until Dr. Strickland made himself heard in the room.†   (source)
  • He gave Hermione a sanctimonious little nod.†   (source)
  • Only so much; the sanctimonious bromides about still being alive grew stale and bitter with time.†   (source)
  • Beware the sanctimonious intellect in any phase of this business.†   (source)
  • Let's think about VMI, boys," I said, amazed at my own sanctimonious tone.†   (source)
  • You sanctimonious bas-†   (source)
  • Those who had been frowning now murmured in agreement, but it was the sight of Percy's sanctimonious little nod that goaded Harry into speech.†   (source)
  • You sanctimonious bas-†   (source)
  • It's the carpets that do it to me, the hush, the sanctimoniousness of it all: galleries are too much like churches, there's too much reverence, you feel there should be some genuflecting going on.†   (source)
  • He could picture the fiery and malicious exhilaration with which they had made their wreckage, and their sanctimonious, ruthless sense of right and dedication.†   (source)
  • He's the original sanctimonious deacon.†   (source)
  • This seemed to be meant as a sanctimonious gesture of righteousness, as if the obscenity were a teenage girl's bare flesh rather than her bleeding corpse.†   (source)
  • True, some missionaries are hypocritical or sanctimonious--just like any group of people--but many others are like Harper McConnell at the hospital in Congo, struggling to act on a gospel of social justice as well as individual morality.†   (source)
  • But there was an immense power in my sanctimony that lent a certain trembling credence to my outbursts.†   (source)
  • His frog-like face grew calmer, and even took on a slightly sanctimonious expression.†   (source)
  • All the sanctimonious cuss wants anyway is somebody that can sing alto out of a Presbyterian hymnbook, where even the good Lord Himself couldn't squeeze in any music.†   (source)
  • 'If thou cost break her virgin knot before all sanctimonious ceremonies may with full and holy rite …'†   (source)
  • The universal triumph of the secular state has thrown all religious organizations into such a definitely secondary, and finally ineffectual, position that religious pantomime is hardly more today than a sanctimonious exercise for Sunday morning, whereas business ethics and patriotism stand for the remainder of the week.†   (source)
  • "Sweating sanctimonious bully—my husband's uncle!" thought Carol.†   (source)
  • Victory, which would have made the English sanctimonious, made them aggressive.†   (source)
  • "Yes, Mas'r," said Topsy, with sanctimonious gravity, her wicked eyes twinkling as she spoke.†   (source)
  • Tut—tut—tut—sanctimoniousness and stock phrases!†   (source)
  • Snobby Price, beaming sanctimoniously, and Jenny Hill, with a tambourine full of coppers, come from the shelter and go to the drum, on which Jenny begins to count the money.†   (source)
  • She was born in a hill-smothered Wisconsin village where her father was a prosy minister; she labored through a sanctimonious college; she taught for two years in an iron-range town of blurry-faced Tatars and Montenegrins, and wastes of ore, and when she came to Gopher Prairie, its trees and the shining spaciousness of the wheat prairie made her certain that she was in paradise.†   (source)
  • He seemed to take a great satisfaction in Valentin's interview with the cure, and yet his conversation did not at all indicate a sanctimonious habit of mind.†   (source)
  • He was donned in his Sunday garments, with his most sanctimonious and sourest face, and, holding his hat in one hand, and his stick in the other, he proceeded to clean his shoes on the mat.†   (source)
  • Many of them are sincere, and nearer to the gate of heaven than sanctimonious Mr. Pike, and other long-faced Christians, who see wounded Samaritans, and pass by on the other side.†   (source)
  • Nothing would please our sanctimonious British public more than to throw the whole guilt of Mrs Warren's profession on Mrs Warren herself.†   (source)
  • …sort of time, and producing in her throat all those odd guttural sounds which distinguish the native music of her race; and finally, turning a summerset or two, and giving a prolonged closing note, as odd and unearthly as that of a steam-whistle, she came suddenly down on the carpet, and stood with her hands folded, and a most sanctimonious expression of meekness and solemnity over her face, only broken by the cunning glances which she shot askance from the corners of her eyes.†   (source)
  • ..., take my daughter: but
    If thou dost break her virgin knot before
    All sanctimonious ceremonies may
    With full and holy rite be minister'd,
    ...   (source)
    sanctimonious = holy
  • What about sanctimonious Cromwell and his ironsides that put the women and children of Drogheda to the sword with the bible text God is love pasted round the mouth of his cannon?†   (source)
  • Sir, his wife, some two months since, fled from his house: her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques-le-Grand: which holy undertaking with most austere sanctimony she accomplished; and, there residing, the tenderness of her nature became as a prey to her grief; in fine, made a groan of her last breath; and now she sings in heaven.†   (source)
  • Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table.†   (source)
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