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Definition a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • a Catholic monk leading a life of austerity
  • The Buddhist monk was arrested after advocating cultural autonomy in Tibet.
  • He is smiling in the picture, and there is no mistaking the look in his eyes: Chris McCandless was at peace, serene as a monk gone to God.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • "But God's will be done," the monk said.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Astonished, as if he had been the object of a magic spell, the monk looked into the ferryman's eyes.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • monk = a male member of a religious order
  • Not a wail or a whimper, which is strange, since that Catcher of Ghosts turned out to be a fake, not a monk at all.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • The monks bowed and moved out of the pagoda into the bright morning sunlight.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • monks = male members of a religious order typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • And this was terrible, for their words had great influence on young monks who were not yet firm in their convictions.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • monks = male members of a religious order  living together and devoting themselves to contemplation, prayer and work
  • He was dressed as a monk.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • the monk raised his hands above my head, and his eyes toward the blue sky, and began some words in Latin;
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Reading of these monks, one can't help thinking of Everett Ruess and Chris McCandless.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Reading of these monks, one is moved by their courage, their reckless innocence, and the urgency of their desire.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • The monks' response was to climb into their curraghs and row off toward Greenland.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • The monks arrived as early as the fifth and sixth centuries A.D., having sailed and rowed from the west coast of Ireland.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • It seems that McCandless was drawn to women but remained largely or entirely celibate, as chaste as a monk.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Treeless and rocky, perpetually clobbered by gales howling off the North Atlantic, it takes its name from its first settlers, now long gone, the Irish monks known as papar.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • Walking this gnarled shore one summer afternoon, I blundered upon a matrix of faint stone rectangles embedded in the tundra: vestiges of the monks' ancient dwellings, hundreds of years older, even, than the Anasazi ruins in Davis Gulch.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • monks = male members of a religious order living together typically under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • For you, one may say, all the attractions of life _nihil est_—you are an ascetic, a monk, a hermit!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • There is a reason Christian monks spend lifetimes attempting to decipher the Bible.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol

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