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used in The Magic Mountain

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common noun:  questioning or investigation — often implying harsh questioning


proper noun:  a former tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church (or their investigations) created to discover and suppress heresy
  • Yet he was anything but devout, was a traitor to life, who deserved to be brought before the Inquisition and the Fehme, to be put to the painful question—et cetera.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (63% in)
  • People of Herr Settembrini's sort, the doubters and critics, had observed this fact and seen to it that the old naive form of justice was replaced by the Inquisition, which no longer depended on God's intervening on behalf of truth, but was aimed at obtaining the truth through the confession of the accused.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (67% in)
  • Spain was not a lack of form, but an excess of form, death as form, so to speak— not death as dissolution, but death as something austere, black, elegant, and bloody, the Inquisition, starched ruffs, Loyola, the Escorial.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (16% in)
  • Over the centuries, the Church's love of innovation had consisted of Inquisitions, whose task was to throttle all life-affirming ideas, to suffocate them in the smoke of the stake: but nowadays she was sending out her emissaries to announce that she was all (or upending things, that her goal was to replace freedom, education, and democracy with dictatorship of the mob and barbarism.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (35% in)

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