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  • s  befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial

  • The language, ever malleable, conformed to the ideal: when a monkish salvation was expected of inmates, prisons became penitentiaries, then reformatories, correctional centers .
  • A lapsed Catholic, Inoue works in a monkish annex that he calls "the cockpit," next to his vast and growing collection of books.
  • Never mind: It is time in the desert of obscurity, sackcloth, mere tourist raiment, monkish hirsutism.
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    That afternoon in 1963, I was in the cellar of a Catholic seminary, a crenellated Gothic building in Washington, D.C. I was seated in the ad-hoc barber’s chair, while an untrained yet officially designated classmate was hacking at my hair, a normal part of the monkish life. Suddenly, one of our fellow seminarians stormed through the doorway...
    Nov. 17, 2013 - Observer-Reporter
  • JFK conspiracy theories sent America in a poisonous direction
    That afternoon in 1963, I was in the cellar of a Catholic seminary, a crenellated Gothic building in Washington, D.C. I was seated in the ad-hoc barber’s chair, while an untrained yet officially designated classmate was hacking at my hair, a normal part of the monkish life. Suddenly, one of our fellow seminarians stormed through...
    Nov. 17, 2013 - Observer-Reporter
Quotes

  • Thomas Jefferson in Houston Chronicle
    Thomas Jefferson called on people to "burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves."
  • Pope Leo X in La Stampa
    Printing meant that what Leo X called "a little monkish squabble" in Wittenberg in 1517 turn into the number one story on Google.
  • Tim Booth in Independent
    Booth says now: "In many ways, we were a very strange band, austere and monkish, with a great belief in our music but none whatsoever in the industry. If offers came along, we turned them down summarily: front covers, photo shoots, anything that...

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