toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

inquisitor
used in Candide

22 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
a questioner who is excessively harsh

or:

an officer of the Inquisition
  • The Inquisitor threatened him
    Chapter 8 (44% in)
inquisitor = an officer of the Inquisition (who could question and punish people thought to be heretical or immoral)
  • The Grand Inquisitor, seeing me one day at Mass, stared long at me, and sent to tell me that he wished to speak on private matters.
    Chapter 8 (35% in)
  • At last my Jew, intimidated, concluded a bargain, by which the house and myself should belong to both in common; the Jew should have for himself Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and the Inquisitor should have the rest of the week.
    Chapter 8 (48% in)
  • At length, to avert the scourge of earthquakes, and to intimidate Don Issachar, my Lord Inquisitor was pleased to celebrate an auto-da-fe.
    Chapter 8 (56% in)
  • How is it possible, said I, that the beloved Candide and the wise Pangloss should both be at Lisbon, the one to receive a hundred lashes, and the other to be hanged by the Grand Inquisitor, of whom I am the well-beloved?
    Chapter 8 (77% in)
  • ...myself, and sometimes ready to die of weakness, my mind was filled with the massacre of my father, mother, and brother, with the insolence of the ugly Bulgarian soldier, with the stab that he gave me, with my servitude under the Bulgarian captain, with my hideous Don Issachar, with my abominable Inquisitor, with the execution of Doctor Pangloss, with the grand Miserere to which they whipped you, and especially with the kiss I gave you behind the screen the day that I had last seen you.
    Chapter 8 (85% in)
  • IX WHAT BECAME OF CUNEGONDE, CANDIDE, THE GRAND INQUISITOR, AND THE JEW.
    Chapter 9 (2% in)
  • "What!" said he, "thou bitch of a Galilean, was not the Inquisitor enough for thee?
    Chapter 9 (8% in)
  • This day belonged to my lord the Inquisitor.
    Chapter 9 (39% in)
  • This reasoning was clear and instantaneous; so that without giving time to the Inquisitor to recover from his surprise, he pierced him through and through, and cast him beside the Jew.
    Chapter 9 (58% in)
  • While they were journeying, the Holy Brotherhood entered the house; my lord the Inquisitor was interred in a handsome church, and Issachar's body was thrown upon a dunghill.
    Chapter 9 (91% in)
  • Where find Inquisitors or Jews who will give me more?
    Chapter 10 (7% in)
  • He set sail with Miss Cunegonde, the old woman, two valets, and the two Andalusian horses, which had belonged to the grand Inquisitor of Portugal.
    Chapter 10 (53% in)
  • You have been ravished by Bulgarians; a Jew and an Inquisitor have enjoyed your favours.
    Chapter 13 (63% in)
  • The Friar wanted to sell some of the diamonds to a jeweller; the jeweller knew them to be the Grand Inquisitor's.
    Chapter 13 (78% in)
  • The report spread that the Alcalde was going to land, and that he was in pursuit of the murderers of my lord the Grand Inquisitor.
    Chapter 13 (89% in)
  • Candide, petrified at this speech, made answer: "Reverend Father, all the quarterings in the world signify nothing; I rescued your sister from the arms of a Jew and of an Inquisitor; she has great obligations to me, she wishes to marry me; Master Pangloss always told me that all men are equal, and certainly I will marry her."
    Chapter 15 (63% in)
  • If I have committed a sin in killing an Inquisitor and a Jesuit, I have made ample amends by saving the lives of these girls.
    Chapter 16 (26% in)
  • He supped there with Cacambo; and after cursing the Portuguese inquisitor, the Governor of Buenos Ayres, and the Baron, they fell asleep on moss.
    Chapter 16 (49% in)
  • We shall have no more Inquisitors to fear, and we may easily recover Miss Cunegonde.
    Chapter 18 (73% in)
  • If the Governor makes any difficulty, give him a million; if he will not relinquish her, give him two; as you have not killed an Inquisitor, they will have no suspicion of you; I'll get another ship, and go and wait for you at Venice; that's a free country, where there is no danger either from Bulgarians, Abares, Jews, or Inquisitors."
    Chapter 19 (43% in)
  • If the Governor makes any difficulty, give him a million; if he will not relinquish her, give him two; as you have not killed an Inquisitor, they will have no suspicion of you; I'll get another ship, and go and wait for you at Venice; that's a free country, where there is no danger either from Bulgarians, Abares, Jews, or Inquisitors."
    Chapter 19 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "inquisitor" in Candide.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®