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Fifth-monarchy men

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fifth-monarchy men an extreme sect of the time of the Puritan revolution, who looked for the establishment of a new reign of Christ on earth, in succession to Daniel's four great monarchies of Antichrist
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fĂ­fta.

Usage

In literature:

This day many more of the Fifth Monarchy men were hanged.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1661" by Samuel Pepys
Whether, for instance, the German Anabaptists, Levellers, or Fifth Monarchy men would be tolerated on that pretence?
"The Querist" by George Berkley
Further, the peculiar nomenclature of the Fifth Monarchy men, is fully paralleled in the personal names of priests and even of laymen in Japan.
"The Religions of Japan" by William Elliot Griffis
Fervent Fifth Monarchy men were willing to die rather than acknowledge any king but King Jesus who was about to come to reign.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
The madness of the Fifth Monarchy men afforded them a pretence for departing from it.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Later he belonged to the sect of Fifth Monarchy men.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
A proclamation made against Fifth Monarchy men was so enforced as to affect Quakers.
"William Penn" by George Hodges
Mr. Wingate, when the information was first brought to him, supposed that he had fallen on a nest of Fifth Monarchy men.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
A band of wild and crazy enthusiasts, denominated Fifth Monarchy men, troubled the peace of the city in the beginning of the following year.
"London in Modern Times" by Unknown
There used to be the Puritans, the Fifth Monarchy men, the Arians, and many another heresy.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
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