PARISH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PARISH
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
parish
 n.  political subdivision; administrative subdivision, corresponds to a county in U.S
 n.  an administrative part of a diocese that has its own church in the Catholic, Anglican, and some other churches
Classic Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
1  His close-shaven crown, surrounded by a circle of stiff curled black hair, had something the appearance of a parish pinfold begirt by its high hedge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  So next day Clifford suggested Mrs Bolton, Tevershall parish nurse.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
3  Mrs Bolton was just retiring from her parish duties to take up private nursing jobs.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  She had another fortnight's parish nursing to do, by rights, but they might get a substitute, you know.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  A great many things were due from poor Mr. Norris, as clergyman of the parish, that cannot be expected from me.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  They have been buried, I suppose, in the parish church.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  Henry Crawford was gone, gone from the house, and within two hours afterwards from the parish; and so ended all the hopes his selfish vanity had raised in Maria and Julia Bertram.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
8  But a parish has wants and claims which can be known only by a clergyman constantly resident, and which no proxy can be capable of satisfying to the same extent.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  Sir Thomas," said Edmund, "undoubtedly understands the duty of a parish priest.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
10  The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish authorities.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  This here boy, sir, wot the parish wants to 'prentis,' said Mr. Gamfield.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  So saying, he smiled, approvingly: to calm the rising wrath of the indignant parish officer.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
13  I see no saving in parish children, not I; for they always cost more to keep, than they're worth.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  The scanty parish dress, the livery of his misery, hung loosely on his feeble body; and his young limbs had wasted away, like those of an old man.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  There was another old woman watching by the bed; the parish apothecary's apprentice was standing by the fire, making a toothpick out of a quill.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Example Sentence:
1  You are cordially invited to attend the annual parish meeting.
2  The parish priest is someone to whom people can turn in difficult times.
3  Oh yeah, that's when it got its own workhouse, too, for the parish destitutes.
4  We have some extant parish records from the sixteenth century.
5  He was a warden at the local parish church.
6  One reason of the distance yet observed between us was, that he was comparatively seldom at home: a large proportion of his time appeared devoted to visiting the sick and poor among the scattered population of his parish.
7  Beyond the church, Pasaje C branches into the rest of the parish: more rutted mud and cracked concrete form Pasajes A to K.
8  Gov Bobby Jindal had also suggested that anyone in low-lying parts of the state's coastal parishes evacuate.