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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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a questioner who is excessively harsh


an officer of the Inquisition
  • That's Rome, and not even the whole of Rome, it's false—those are the worst of the Catholics, the Inquisitors, the Jesuits!
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (70% in)
  • "My poem is called 'The Grand Inquisitor'; it's a ridiculous thing, but I want to tell it to you."
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (48% in)
  • Chapter V. The Grand Inquisitor "Even this must have a preface—that is, a literary preface," laughed Ivan, "and I am a poor hand at making one.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (48% in)
  • He came down to the 'hot pavements' of the southern town in which on the day before almost a hundred heretics had, ad majorem gloriam Dei, been burnt by the cardinal, the Grand Inquisitor, in a magnificent auto da fe, in the presence of the king, the court, the knights, the cardinals, the most charming ladies of the court, and the whole population of Seville.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (51% in)
  • There are cries, sobs, confusion among the people, and at that moment the cardinal himself, the Grand Inquisitor, passes by the cathedral.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (52% in)
  • The crowd instantly bows down to the earth, like one man, before the old Inquisitor.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (53% in)
  • In the pitch darkness the iron door of the prison is suddenly opened and the Grand Inquisitor himself comes in with a light in his hand.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (53% in)
  • ... And there could not be such a fantastic creature as your Inquisitor.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (70% in)
  • Your suffering Inquisitor is a mere fantasy.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (70% in)
  • I ask you why your Jesuits and Inquisitors have united simply for vile material gain?
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (71% in)
  • You see, only suppose that there was one such man among all those who desire nothing but filthy material gain—if there's only one like my old Inquisitor, who had himself eaten roots in the desert and made frenzied efforts to subdue his flesh to make himself free and perfect.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (71% in)
  • Your Inquisitor does not believe in God, that's his secret!"
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (71% in)
  • When the Inquisitor ceased speaking he waited some time for his Prisoner to answer him.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (73% in)
  • My dear fellow, I know a most charming and attractive young Russian gentleman, a young thinker and a great lover of literature and art, the author of a promising poem entitled The Grand Inquisitor.
    Book 11 — Ivan (93% in)
  • "I forbid you to speak of The Grand Inquisitor," cried Ivan, crimson with shame.
    Book 11 — Ivan (93% in)

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