CARDINAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CARDINAL
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cardinal
 a.  chief; serving as an essential component
Example Sentence:
1  If you want to increase your word power, the cardinal rule of vocabulary-building is to read.
2  The former cardinal is now very happy to have been promoted to such a high position, knowing he will now be remembered forever.
3  Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.
4  I committed the physician's cardinal sin: I got involved with my patients.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The Oratory of France claimed the precedence, since Philip de Neri was only a saint, while Berulle was a cardinal.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—THE OBEDIENCE OF MARTIN VERGA
2  They are the four vanguards of the human race, marching towards the four cardinal points of progress.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
3  There were nobles, who made war against each other; there was the king, who made war against the cardinal; there was Spain, which made war against the king.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
4  The citizens always took up arms readily against thieves, wolves or scoundrels, often against nobles or Huguenots, sometimes against the king, but never against the cardinal or Spain.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
5  There was, to be sure, Father Joseph, but his name was never pronounced but with a subdued voice, such was the terror inspired by his Gray Eminence, as the cardinal's familiar was called.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
6  On his part, the cardinal was not behind the king in this respect.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
7  In addition to the leeves of the king and the cardinal, there might be reckoned in Paris at that time more than two hundred smaller but still noteworthy leeves.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
8  But if his morals were shocked on the landing, his respect for the cardinal was scandalized in the antechamber.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
9  Cambalet, his niece; while others formed parties and plans to annoy the pages and guards of the cardinal duke--all things which appeared to d'Artagnan monstrous impossibilities.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
10  Nevertheless, when the name of the king was now and then uttered unthinkingly amid all these cardinal jests, a sort of gag seemed to close for a moment on all these jeering mouths.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
11  Everyone spoke, harangued, and vociferated, swearing, cursing, and consigning the cardinal and his Guards to all the devils.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
12  de Treville loved incense as well as a king, or even a cardinal.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
13  I know he is a Gascon," reflected he, "but he may be one for the cardinal as well as for me.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
14  The king and the cardinal are the best of friends; their apparent bickerings are only feints to deceive fools.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE
15  I have the greatest veneration for the cardinal," continued he, "and the most profound respect for his actions.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 3 THE AUDIENCE