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baptism
used in The Importance of Being Earnest

3 uses
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Definition
a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

or:

a challenging experience that initiates or purifies
  • Algernon, I forbid you to be baptized.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (61% in)
  • I have also in my possession, you will be pleased to hear, certificates of Miss Cardew's birth, baptism, whooping cough, registration, vaccination, confirmation, and the measles; both the German and the English variety.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (30% in)
  • ] Both these gentlemen have expressed a desire for immediate baptism.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (60% in)

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