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 Meanings and Examples of MISSIONARY
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missionary
 n.  a person who has been sent to a foreign country to teach religion
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Young man, you'd better ship for a missionary, instead of a fore-mast hand; I never heard a better sermon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. His Mark.
2  I once heard a missionary say it was like the beard of an Arabian sheik.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
3  He reported that the coroner would reach the Shimerdas' sometime that afternoon, but the missionary priest was at the other end of his parish, a hundred miles away, and the trains were not running.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
4  Grandfather was a deacon in the new Baptist Church, grandmother was busy with church suppers and missionary societies, and I was quite another boy, or thought I was.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
5  We are as safe from interruption as a missionary would be at the beginning of a two hours' discourse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
6  You would send them to Africa, out of your sight and smell, and then send a missionary or two to do up all the self-denial of elevating them compendiously.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  "Well, it might be a real missionary work," said she, looking rather more favorably on the child.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
8  At Amherstberg they found the missionary with whom George and Eliza had taken shelter, on their first arrival in Canada; and through him were enabled to trace the family to Montreal.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
9  The note-book of a missionary, among the Canadian fugitives, contains truth stranger than fiction.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
10  Association with the masters, missionary effort and motives of expediency gave these rites an early veneer of Christianity, and after the lapse of many generations the Negro church became Christian.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
11  On my way North I stopped in New York to try to get a letter of recommendation from an officer of a missionary organization who had become somewhat acquainted with me a few years previous.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter X.
12  Our preaching service, prayer-meetings, Sunday-school, Christian Endeavour Society, Young Men's Christian Association, and various missionary organizations, testify to this.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIII.
13  One association even appointed a "missionary" whose duty it was to warn the people against sending their children to Tuskegee.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIV.
14  He accounted it a pity that so fine and talented a young man should have formed the design of going out as a missionary; it was quite throwing a valuable life away.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
15  With me, then, it seems, you cannot go: but if you are sincere in your offer, I will, while in town, speak to a married missionary, whose wife needs a coadjutor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Example Sentence:
1  The scene the horror film where the cannibal dismembered the missionary left me with my hair standing on end.
2  And I will give the missionary my energies, but not myself: that would be only adding the husk and shell to the kernel.
3  He became involved in missionary work in Africa at a very young age and at times stirred controversy.
4  She had a kind of missionary zeal about bringing culture to the masses.
5  Try as they would, the missionaries were unable to uproot the ingrained superstitions of the natives.