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monk
used in Candide

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Definition
a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
  • What! have you no monks who teach, who dispute, who govern, who cabal, and who burn people that are not of their opinion?
    Chapter 18 (33% in)
  • He was a quarter Spaniard, born of a mongrel in Tucuman; he had been singing-boy, sacristan, sailor, monk, pedlar, soldier, and lackey.
    Chapter 14 (5% in)
  • "We must be mad, indeed, if that were the case," said the old man; "here we are all of one opinion, and we know not what you mean by monks."
    Chapter 18 (36% in)
  • Ah! sir, if you could only imagine what it is to be obliged to caress indifferently an old merchant, a lawyer, a monk, a gondolier, an abbe, to be exposed to abuse and insults; to be often reduced to borrowing a petticoat, only to go and have it raised by a disagreeable man; to be robbed by one of what one has earned from another; to be subject to the extortions of the officers of justice; and to have in prospect only a frightful old age, a hospital, and a dung-hill; you would conclude...
    Chapter 24 (57% in)
  • On board this galley there were four young men from Marseilles, five Neapolitan priests, and two monks from Corfu, who told us similar adventures happened daily.
    Chapter 28 (82% in)

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