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freemason

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Definition a member of an old and worldwide fraternal organization known for good works and secret rites
  • Famous freemasons include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Voltaire.
  • The author did not divulge the specific means freemasons use to recognize each other such as handshakes and specific ritual wording.
  • There surely is no general sympathy among knaves; nor have they, like freemasons, any common sign of communication.
    Henry Fielding  --  The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • We distribute The Irish Times, a Protestant paper, run by the freemasons in Dublin.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • But he was a well-known Freemason.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He had heard some say that the old professor was an atheist freemason.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Do Freemasons believe in God?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Volumnia is persuaded that he must be a Freemason.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • This is Freemason, the passwords and handshakes.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A bit like the Freemasons' pyramid."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • "Yes, I belong to the Brotherhood of the Freemasons," said the stranger, looking deeper and deeper into Pierre's eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Oh, yes, we sailors are like freemasons, and recognize each other by signs.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There surely is no general sympathy among knaves; nor have they, like freemasons, any common sign of communication.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • There, he 'would sit at the table with other Freemasons or Elks or Shriners or veterans, playing Texas hold 'em for hours.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • My aunt was surprised and hoped it was not some Freemason affair.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • They were taken in by another secret society .... a brotherhood of wealthy Bavarian stone craftsmen called the Freemasons.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • All organizations in this novel exist, including the Freemasons, the Invisible College, the Office of Security, the SMSC, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I confess, however, I should like to know the object of the cruise; for one does not wish to be idle, and my brother-in-law, the Sergeant, is as close-mouthed as a freemason.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Beyond the obvious facts that he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Liberals, he said, were Freemasons, bad people, wanting to hang priests, to institute civil marriage and divorce, to recognize the rights of illegitimate children as equal to those of legitimate ones, and to cut the country up into a federal system that would take power away from the supreme authority.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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