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inquisition
used in Candide

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Definition
common noun:  questioning or investigation — often implying harsh questioning

or:

proper noun:  a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (or their investigations) created to discover and suppress heresy
  • "My beautiful young lady," responded Candide, "when one is a lover, jealous and whipped by the Inquisition, one stops at nothing."
    Chapter 9 (71% in)
  • A little man dressed in black, Familiar of the Inquisition, who sat by him, politely took up his word and said: "Apparently, then, sir, you do not believe in original sin; for if all is for the best there has then been neither Fall nor punishment."
    Chapter 5 (85% in)
  • The executioner of the Holy Inquisition was a sub-deacon, and knew how to burn people marvellously well, but he was not accustomed to hanging.
    Chapter 28 (38% in)
  • Pangloss sometimes said to Candide: "There is a concatenation of events in this best of all possible worlds: for if you had not been kicked out of a magnificent castle for love of Miss Cunegonde: if you had not been put into the Inquisition: if you had not walked over America: if you had not stabbed the Baron: if you had not lost all your sheep from the fine country of El Dorado: you would not be here eating preserved citrons and pistachio-nuts."
    Chapter 30 (97% in)

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