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ordination
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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ceremony in which someone is officially declared a religious leader — such as a minister, priest, or rabbi
  • So much the worse, or rather, so much the better; it has been so ordained that he may have none to weep his fate.
    Chapters 99-100 (53% in)
  • I feel as if it were ordained that this man should be associated with all the good which the future may have in store for me, and sometimes it really seems as if his eye was able to see what was to come, and his hand endowed with the power of directing events according to his own will.
    Chapters 57-58 (29% in)
  • One day when I cursed Providence for making me so wicked, and ordaining me to such a fate, my adopted father said to me, 'Do not blaspheme, unhappy child, the crime is that of your father, not yours,—of your father, who consigned you to hell if you died, and to misery if a miracle preserved you alive.'
    Chapters 109-110 (84% in)
  • "Maximilian," said the count, "the friends that we have lost do not repose in the bosom of the earth, but are buried deep in our hearts, and it has been thus ordained that we may always be accompanied by them.
    Chapters 111-112 (60% in)
  • I live, because it is not ordained for me to die.
    Chapters 111-112 (98% in)

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