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sacrament

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Definition an important Christian ceremony such as baptism or communion
  • Augustine defined a Christian sacrament as "a visible sign of an invisible reality."
  • The father crossed himself, nodded a scared-rabbit kind of thank you, and hurried out to report the sacrament to his wife.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • He received the sacrament with tears in his eyes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • And if we're mistaken, well! they give the sacrament to men who're unconscious, you know.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • However, she was not quite so pale, and her face had an expression of serenity as if the sacrament had cured her.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • If it will satisfy you, I will receive the sacrament upon it never to see his face again.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The Fifth Libation, Langdon realized, having read firsthand accounts of this sacrament in John Quincy Adams's Letters on the Masonic Institution.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • No one can tell me that confession is not just as important a sacrament as communion.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • That her friend insisted on seeing a priest in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Do; I'll take the sacrament on 't, how and which way you will.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • Y'see,—some churches say that marriage is a sacrament.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • The Sacrament of Extreme Unction.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • It is their extra sacrament.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Because we have not tasted the sacrament of palm nuts?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Roman Catholics practice confession as a sacrament, sharing their sins and shortcomings with a priest.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • A person who had not taken the Sacrament according to the Anglican rite could not stand as a candidate for sheriff of London.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • On the third night, Esteban sent for the priest and amidst the enormous shadows Manuel received the sacrament, and died.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Partaking of the Sacrament.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • No; she had died for love of him, and love would always be a sacrament to him now.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • "As you can see, Tradd," I said, "sex is a sacrament to our Italian roommates."
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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