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 Meanings and Examples of BISHOP
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bishop
 n.  (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color
 n.  port wine mulled with oranges and cloves
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  He was obliged to undergo it although he was a bishop, and because he was a bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—M. MYRIEL
2  Myriel was installed in the episcopal palace with the honors required by the Imperial decrees, which class a bishop immediately after a major-general.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—M. MYRIEL
3  The installation over, the town waited to see its bishop at work.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—M. MYRIEL
4  Myriel received from the State, in his quality of bishop, a salary of fifteen thousand francs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
5  As the bishop was rather short of stature, he could not reach it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
6  He was father, brother, friend; he was bishop only to bless.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—WORKS CORRESPONDING TO WORDS
7  It is hard for a senator and a bishop to look at each other without winking.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—PHILOSOPHY AFTER DRINKING
8  When he talks, he says that a bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE BROTHER AS DEPICTED BY THE SISTER
9  good God with my brother and my bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE BROTHER AS DEPICTED BY THE SISTER
10  Even his conduct towards Napoleon had been accepted and tacitly pardoned, as it were, by the people, the good and weakly flock who adored their emperor, but loved their bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A RESTRICTION
11  A bishop is almost always surrounded by a full squadron of little abbes, just as a general is by a covey of young officers.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
12  Every bishop who possesses the least influence has about him his patrol of cherubim from the seminary, which goes the round, and maintains good order in the episcopal palace, and mounts guard over monseigneur's smile.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
13  To please a bishop is equivalent to getting one's foot in the stirrup for a sub-diaconate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
14  , at the age of eighty, held himself erect and smiling, which did not prevent him from being a bad bishop.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—WHAT HE BELIEVED
15  The apostle may be daring, but the bishop must be timid.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHAT HE THOUGHT
Example Sentence:
1  In the final analysis, the king's power was greater than the bishop's.
2  The bishop blessed the new church.
3  The bishop helped foster the sense of a community embracing all classes.
4  The bishop's speech has prompted an angry response from both political parties.
5  Indeed, in traditional High Church fashion, they were not ashamed to announce their belief in the divine-right nature of bishops.
6  The institution of bishops he defends as convenient and of long standing, rather than as based on Apostolic succession.
7  The primate is elected by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada through a process in which the bishops offer five nominations to the clergy and lay members of synod who then choose one name.