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Definition a school for training ministers, priests, or rabbis
  • She plans to attend Fuller Theological Seminary.
seminary = a school for training ministers (though in other contexts, the word could refer to a school for teaching priests, or rabbis)
  • Princeton Theological Seminary has the largest theological library in the United States.
  • And when Corrine was old enough, she sent her to Spelman Seminary where Aunt Theodosia had gone.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • seminary = a school for training ministers
  • A preacher from the Seminary began a low, insistent, theological argument with a young lieutenant,
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • seminary = a school for training ministers
  • And then, with a serious expression, she asked if I was planning to go to seminary and become a lady preacher or something—to which I just laughed.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • The last thing I wanted to happen to me was to get serious with some seminarian.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Alan, Jase, and Willie are ordained ministers and attended seminary at White's Ferry Road Church.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • "Like going to bed in seminary and waking up at Ole Miss," Richard says, and they both laugh.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I express myself so as to be understood; I .... am not a seminary rat.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Tell a seminarian that he has to hurry and all of a sudden he starts to ignore bystanders in obvious distress.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • So did his teachers at the seminary, who deemed him too playful and impatient with pomp and procedure; they delayed his ordination.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • On Thursday, at two in the afternoon, Jose Arcadio left for the seminary.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He'd studied for the ministry, and while he left because of what he saw as hypocrisy among the seminary students, he was still very religious.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The Samson Raphael Hirsch Seminary and College was the only yeshiva in the United States that offered a secular college education.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • He was a Liberal and a Mason, just like his brothers, and yet he wanted his son to go to the seminary.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It was a seminary, but there was no obligation to the priesthood.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • "You don't know I quit the seminary?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It was in this office, upstairs in Lebanon Seminary, that she learned the extent of the network of stops on the Underground Railroad.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Willie was attending seminary school at White's Ferry Road Church and was living with six guys in a small house in town.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • His father wanted him to be a seminarian, but the First World War broke out and when Hoss was but a stripling of sixteen he joined the army.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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