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Paraclete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Paraclete the third person in the Trinity; Jesus promised the Apostles that he would send the Holy Spirit after his Crucifixion and Resurrection; it came on Pentecost
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paraclete An advocate; one called to aid or support; hence, the Consoler, Comforter, or Intercessor; -- a term applied to the Holy Spirit. "From which intercession especially I conceive he hath the name of the Paraclete given him by Christ."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paraclete par′a-klēt the Comforter, Advocate, or Intercessor of John, xiv. 16, 26, 1 John, ii. 1, &c
    • Paraclete the Holy Ghost or Spirit
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. paracletus, Gr. para`klhtos, from parakalei^n to call to one, to exhort, encourage; para` beside + kalei^n to call

Usage

In literature:

In time he built a structure of wood and stone, which he called the Paraclete, some remains of which can still be seen.
"Famous Affinities of History V1" by Lyndon Orr
In time he built a structure of wood and stone, which he called the Paraclete, some remains of which can still be seen.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
Paraclete is come, and yet you look for another.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
Instead of withdrawing to Paraclet, he would have courted death at every possible opportunity.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
And how could it be preserved but by the influence of the Paraclete acting on an ordained class?
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
It is said that three thousand students assembled at the Paraclete to hear him lecture.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
The inspiring and consoling influence of the Paraclete only commenced with the ascension of the Divine Son.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
After the age of the Father, the age of the Son; and I inaugurate the third, that of the Paraclete.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
By JOHN ROBSON, D.D., Author of "The Holy Spirit, the Paraclete," etc.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
I know best what is good for me; and I tell you my piano is my only Paraclete.
"Vashti" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Montanus, the pretended Paraclete, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The Holy Spirit is the Paraclete, sent by Christ the teacher, preaching Christ Jesus.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
They now more than ever sought occasion to trouble him; the name of Paraclete furnished them with one.
"Letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Pierre Bayle
The Holy Ghost, or Paraclete, is also material.
"The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It" by R. W. Beers
She lived on as abbess of the Paraclete for twenty-one years after she buried her husband.
"Studies in Mediæval Life and Literature" by Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
This spirit is described under term of the Paraclete or Comforter.
"Critical Examination of the Life of St. Paul" by Boulanger
If I die here I will give orders that my body be carried to the House of the Paraclete.
"The love letters of Abelard and Heloise" by Peter Abelard
The temple of his body was all empty of the Paraclete.
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
He goes, the Paraclete To send!
"May Carols" by Aubrey De Vere
They were to see the temple of the Paraclete fall into greater ruin and disaster than ever before.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In poetry:

Apples of ashes, golden bright;
Waters of bitterness, how sweet!
O banquet of a foul delight,
Prepared by thee, dark Paraclete!
"The Dark Angel" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
Listen, Paraclete.
I can no more deny the bat-wings of my fathom-flickering
spirit of darkness
Than the wings of the Morning and Thee, Thou Glorified.
"St. Matthew" by D H Lawrence
A little while, and they shall fleet
From Heaven to Earth, attendants meet
On the life-giving Paraclete
Speeding His flight,
With all that sacred is and sweet,
On saints to light.
"Sunday After Ascension" by John Keble
O wash my head and feet, and ev'ry part,
As thou didst wash the Twelve, and cleanse my heart!
Then wipe away my filth — and, to complete
Thy work — bestow on my the Paraclete!
"A Short Prayer, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
They laid their offerings at his feet:
The gold was their tribute to a King,
The frankincense, with its odor sweet,
Was for the Priest, the Paraclete,
The myrrh for the body's burying.
"The Three Kings. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The wild bee slips from the housing lips
Of the lily a-nod.
Odors sweet in the humid heat!
A glimmer of God athwart the wheat!
Aglow with prayer, the sunflowers stare
At the face of their Paraclete.
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

I am sorry that John Weightman finds The Wind Spirit a misleading title for my English version of Michel Tournier's Le Vent Paraclet.
Paraclete keeps Temple City in check.
Temple City High School coach Mike McFarland wanted to open his offense and create more of a passing attack for the Rams' CIF-Southern Section Mid Valley Conference playoff opener against top seeded Paraclete on Friday night.
Sierra Canyon showdown has been long time coming for Paraclete .
Paraclete High's football team is hungry for redemption.
Woodcrest Christian 6, Paraclete 1.
Brandon Martinez's record night can't save El Monte vs Paraclete .
El Monte Lions quarterback Brandon Martinez completed 19 passes in 45 attempts for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 56-16 loss to top-seeded Paraclete in Friday's CIF-SS Mid-Valley Division playoffs.
Paraclete overcomes 14-point, first-quarter deficit, moves on to Mid-Valley Division final.
The San Dimas football team started its Southern Section Mid-Valley Division semifinal playoff game against top-seeded Paraclete about as well as could be expected.
An Update on the Paraclete .
It's still mid-summer, but the preparations for the Paraclete Center's fall term are well underway.
Each year at the Paraclete is broken down into five parts, with each of these parts (or "sessions") lasting approximately seven weeks.
The original text, first published in 1977, is called Le vent Paraclet, without any subheading.
One side will have Paraclete, Brentwood, Windward and Marshall of Pasadena.
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