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Definition of Priestly

  • Of or pertaining to a priest or the priesthood; sacerdotal; befitting or becoming a priest; as, the priestly office; a priestly farewell.
  • befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood
  • associated with the priesthood or priests

How to use priestly in a sentence. Priestly pronunciation.

Mitia is in many respects like his father, but it is wonderful how we love him in the closing scenes; Ivan is the sceptic, whose final conviction that he is morally responsible for his father's murder shows his inability to escape from the domination of moral ideas; Alosha, the priestly third brother, has all the family force of character, but in him it finds its only outlet in love to God and love to man.
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He played the violin with priestly dignity.
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So this was going to be his last priestly act, the baptism of the child, the saving of the child to the Holy Faith.
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But once I was in the greatest danger: for he himself told them to go to me, and receive priestly benediction, saying that they would thence obtain great advantage.
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Development of the Social Virtues Volney's Answer to Dr. Priestly.
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I perceive why the public having originally attached the idea of talents to the name of Mr. Priestly, doctor in chemistry, continued by habit to associate it with the name of Mr. Priestly, doctor in divinity; which, however, is not the same thing: an association of ideas the more vicious as it is liable to be moved inversely.
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This language is the more surprising, as Dr. Priestly never received anything from me but civilities.
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Now I ask the public, what kind of a man is Dr. Priestly? C. F. VOLNEY.
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I do not accompany this public letter with a private note to Dr. Priestly, because communications of that nature carry an appearance of bravado, which, even in exercising the right of a necessary defence, appear to me imcompatible with decency and politeness.
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Again, does not, "He shall be brought" imply that, Nazarite as he was, he still needed priestly ministration to present himself, and his finished service, before the LORD?
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We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration.
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And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD.
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Himself the Temple, the Priest, and the Sacrifice; Himself the Altar, the Offerer, and the Victim; Himself the Lamp, and the Priestly Trimmer of the lamps (as He is also the whole Vine, and yet the Life of each individual branch of the Vine).
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Because the SPIRIT of GOD makes real things real to _us_, and enables us practically to enjoy the blessings procured for us by the death and resurrection and priestly ministry of the LORD JESUS.
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In unspeakable joy He carrieth on His loving, tender, priestly work in behalf of those for whom He died.
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And whenever we read these words in His high priestly prayer, we can hear Him still pray.
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And the last word He spoke to His disciples before He uttered that marvelous high priestly prayer, contains also the assurance of peace.
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At length Abelard offered to marry Heloise -but on a shameful condition: that the marriage should be kept secret from the world, to the end that (while her good name remained a wreck, as before,) his priestly reputation might be kept untarnished.
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The assertion that Joel belonged to the priestly order, is as baseless as the similar one regarding Habakkuk, and as the supposition that the author of the Chronicles was a musician.
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PEPYS once heard a clergyman assert in his sermon, in illustration of his respect for the Priestly office, that if he could meet a Priest and angel together, he would salute the Priest first.
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Examples of Priestly

Example #1
He has a remarkably subtle mind, but he is as innocent, as harmless, as sincere, and as pure in heart as a little child.
Example #2
From the loins of the father-a man of tremendous force of character, all turned hellward, for he is a selfish, sensual beast-proceed three sons, men of powerful individualities, bound together by fraternal affection.
Example #3
At the instrument was seated a grave young girl of about twelve years; immediately behind her stood an old man, remarkable for his great height, his head bald, with a crown of white hair, and his bushy black eyebrows.
Example #4
Seated near him was a man of about fifty, in the dress of an ecclesiastic, and wearing a huge pair of silver-rimmed spectacles, who played the violincello with great apparent gusto.
Example #5
He told Mike to get the things ready, and turned into the sacristy to put on his surplice.
Example #6
But I mustn't keep the child waiting,' he said, waking up suddenly; and coming out of the sacristy, he found twenty villagers collected round the font, come up from the cottages to see the child baptized in the holy religion.