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Priest-ridden

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Priest-ridden Controlled or oppressed by priests; as, a priest-ridden people.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • priest-ridden Managed or governed by priests; entirely swayed by priests.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Priest-ridden controlled by priests
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. preóst (O. Fr. prestre, Fr. prêtre)—L. presbyter, an elder.

Usage

In literature:

A pack of priest-ridden fools!
"The Guardian Angel" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
This in priest-ridden Italy!
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The priest had ridden up unnoted in the tense excitement of the last few moments.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
The Gauls were a priest-ridden race.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
These people, whom we call priest-ridden, are the only Britons who will not be squire-ridden.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Though England has never been long priest-ridden, it has often been priest-led.
"Andrew Marvell" by Augustine Birrell
He could scarcely believe at first that this was the same priest who had ridden so bravely down Cheapside.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Yet we are not in the least a priest-ridden people.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
If any men at any time have been priest-ridden, such was the condition of those early Christians.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
The Swati is priest-ridden and treacherous.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Spain and Portugal are just awakening from the priest-ridden lethargy of centuries, and are making history anew.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
Politicians say that they want us in their country, that they are priest-ridden, and hate and fear their Lamas.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Priest-ridden and bigoted to the last degree, the chains of bondage are firmly riveted around the neck of the infatuated Abyssinian.
"The Highlands of Ethiopia" by William Cornwallis Harris
So of the weeds of worship which spring up in the priest-ridden mind.
"The Limits Of Atheism" by George Jacob Holyoake
Surely not the poor people who have been priest-ridden all these years.
"The Demands of Rome" by Elizabeth Schoffen
Poor priest-ridden, pope-ridden dupes!
"Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries Volumes I. and II., Complete" by William Hogan
But these priest-ridden Papists think otherwise.
"Guy Fawkes" by William Harrison Ainsworth
In both instances, it is not too much to say that they all were "priest-ridden" in the fullest meaning of the term.
"Ancient Faiths And Modern A Dissertation upon Worships, Legends and Divinities" by Thomas Inman
Better the Middle Ages priest-ridden than To-day lawyer-ridden.
"Sylvia & Michael" by Compton Mackenzie
Italy priest-ridden, and noble-ridden, and prince-ridden, must be content with her fate.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 392, June, 1848" by Various
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