Preferment sentence example

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  • His preferment was rapid.
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  • Their motives were purely selfish; not God's cause but their own, not religion but power and preferment, were what they sought.'
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  • Personal experience of the inconveniences and dangers of the prevailing system of preferment, the so-called myestnichestvo, or rank priority, which had paralysed the Russian armies for centuries, induced him to propose its abolition, which was accomplished by Tsar Theodore III.
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  • His own hopes of preferment had been strengthened by the death of many of the higher clergy at Flodden.
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  • The best proof of his not being ambitious of such a doubtful piece of preferment is that he made no attempt to get himself made king, regent or lieutenant-general of the kingdom at the time of the flight to Varennes in June 1791.
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  • His reception by the king was flattering enough; but his hopes of preferment were dashed by the opposition of the Anglican clergy to the promotion of a papist.
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  • But it only applies to clerks holding preferment.
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  • He died shortly after this last preferment at Croydon, Surrey, where he was buried on the 10th of June 1552.
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  • Possibly the freedom of his opinions may have put obstacles in the way of his preferment.
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  • Under the Commonwealth he faced both ways, keeping his ecclesiastical preferment, but publishing from time to time pamphlets on behalf of the Church of England.
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  • His first important preferment was as dean of Westminster (1605); afterwards he held successively the bishoprics of Rochester (1608),(1608), Lichfield (161o), Lincoln (1614),(1614), Durham (1617) and Winchester (1628),(1628), and the archbishopric of York (1631).
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  • The children of this marriage came to England in 1247 in the hope of obtaining court preferment.
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  • England showed itself better able than other countries to defend itself against the papal control of church preferment.
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  • Early in 1643 he was chosen chancellor of the cathedral of Salisbury, but of this preferment he was soon deprived as a "malignant."
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  • From sheer weariness and disgust the king refrained from any intervention in public affairs for nearly ten years, looking on indifferently while the ever shorter and stormier diets wrangled perpetually over questions of preferment and the best way of dealing with the extreme dissenters, to the utter neglect of public business.
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  • The king was indeed the president of the permanent council, but he could not summon the diet without its consent, and in all cases of preferment was bound to select one out of three of the council's nominees.
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  • Eberhard stated the arguments for the broader view with dignity, acuteness and learning, but the liberality of the reasoning gave great offence to the strictly orthodox divines, and is believed to have obstructed his preferment in the church.
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  • Loftus was constantly occupied in attempts to improve his financial position by obtaining additional preferment.
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  • In 1650, having regained his full liberty, Hammond betook himself to the friendly mansion of Sir John Pakington, at Westwood, in Worcestershire, where he died on the 25th of April 1660, just on the eve of his preferment to the see of Worcester.
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  • The third clause required him, in all cases of preferment, to be guided not " principally," as heretofore, but " solely " by merit,, thus striking at the very root of aristocratic privilege.
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  • The severe but dignified letter to Walpole, in which Butler accepted the preferment, showed that the slight was felt and resented.
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  • The book brought Warburton into favour at court, and he probably only missed immediate preferment by the death of Queen Caroline.
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  • His work had rendered great service to the government, and he might have had high preferment in the Church but for the Puritan views which he consistently maintained.
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  • In the latter year, Morton offered the poet certain preferment in the Church, if he would only consent to take holy orders.
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  • About this time Donne became intimate with Robert Ker, then Viscount Rochester and afterwards the infamous earl of Somerset, from whom he had hopes of preferment at court.
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  • In the spring of 1616, Donne was presented to the living of Keyston, in Hunts., and a little later he became rector of Sevenoaks; the latter preferment he held until his death.
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  • He had every claim to the highest preferment that ministers could give him, but his own pride and prejudice in high places stood in his way.
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  • The secular clergy marry before ordination; and only regular clergy (kalugari) are eligible for high preferment.
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  • The same process was carried out with regard to abbacies, and indeed with all important places of ecclesiastical preferment.
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  • When the church was a landholder their conduct was even more unwarrantable; every clerk installed in a new preferment was forced to pay a large sum downwhich in that age was considered a clear case of simony by all conscientious men.
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  • He was surrounded and supported, moreover, by a group of brothers and cousins, to whom he gave most of his confidence, and most of the preferment that came to his hands.
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  • Two appointments, one to a judicial office, the other to an ecclesiastical preferment, in which Gladstone, about the same time, showed more disposition to obey the letter than the spirit of the law, confirmed the impression which the abolition of purchase had made.
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  • He soon received a more important piece of preferment than any which he could ever have procured through Hamilton.
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  • After holding this preferment for nearly two years, he exchanged it in July 1529 for the cure of Pont L'Eveque, a village 1 The family name of Calvin seems to have been written indifferently Cauvin, Chauve, Chauvin, Calvus, Calvinus.
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  • But though the career of ecclesiastical preferment was thus early opened to him, Calvin was destined not to become a priest.
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  • There, refusing the pension which had been offered him and all ecclesiastical preferment, he lived frugally, and spent his days and nights as at Brussels in literary labour.
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  • In consequence, the author was violently attacked and his inevitable, preferment was delayed.
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  • All other preferment he refused, with one exception.
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  • His first preferment of importance was the chancellorship of the university.
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  • In 1885 he became vicar of St Nicolas, Strassburg, and in 1889, declining an offer of preferment which was conditional on his becoming a German subject, he was expelled.
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  • The only academic preferment received by him during the lengthy probation was the post of underlibrarian (1766).
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  • It is unwise to trust those who seek preferment, status or a seat on the security council.
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  • Several others are north countrymen; others held preferment in the diocese before they became bishops thereof.
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  • But again I've no doubt that membership is abused to give or obtain personal preferment.
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  • There have been many examples of freemasons using their membership to gain preferment in their careers and avoid due punishment for their misdemeanors.
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  • As we have already noted, wealth alone, no matter how it was acquired, could not buy official preferment.
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  • Simony is the buying of ecclesiastical preferment - how does this affect the whole story?
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  • Well, my decision is that you had better look for some other preferment.
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  • Urban IV. repeatedly offered him high ecclesiastical preferment, which he in his humility declined.
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  • Fidelity to his own spirituality was always his, but political preferment went to those who followed the dictates of self-interested prudence.
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  • In any matter touching church preferment you would of course be listened to.
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  • He was, therefore, well able to promote the preferment of his brother George, who went to Ireland as chaplain to the duke of Dorset when that nobleman became lord-lieutenant in 1731.
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  • In those deliberations Gavin Douglas took an active part, and for this reason stimulated the opposition which successfully thwarted his preferment.
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  • He received a good deal of ecclesiastical preferment from the Lancastrian party, was present, if he did not fight on the losing side, at the battle of Towton in 1461, and was subsequently attainted by the victorious Yorkists.
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  • Dingli, the Crown advocate, who was the interpreter of the law, and largely its maker, as well as the principal depository of local knowledge, able to prevent the preferment of rivals, and to countenance the barrier which difference of language created between governors and governed.
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  • Finally the poorer clergy, neglected by their bishops, and excluded from all preferment, took part with the szlachta against their own spiritual rulers and eagerly devoured and imparted to their flocks, in their own language, the contents of the religious tracts which reached them by divers ways from Goldberg and Konigsberg.
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  • On the 6th of July 1653 he took the degree of B.D., and became a tutor and chaplain of Corpus Christi, preferring this to a fellowship. In 1654 he had offers of high preferment in the state, which he declined; but in 1655 George Newton, of the great church of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, sought him for assistant and Alleine accepted the invitation.
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  • In spite, however, of the marked improvement in the conditions and behaviour of the Welsh people, owing to this strictly orthodox revival within the pale of the Church, Griffith Jones and his system of education were regarded with indifference by the English prelates in Wales, who offered no preferment and gave little encouragement to the founder of the circulating schools.
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  • The father of the bridegroom objected not to his son's choice, but to the time he chose to marry; for it was a blight on his son's prospects, depriving him of his fellowship and his chance of church preferment.
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  • The right of preferment to that see had been given to the Richelieu family by Henry III.
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  • Retz received no preferment of importance during Richelieu's life, and even after the minister's death, though he was presented to Louis XIII.
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  • In 1810 he became professor extraordinarius in theology, and in 1811 ordinarius, at the university of Halle, where, in spite of many offers of high preferment elsewhere, he spent the rest of his life.
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  • His theological sensitiveness appears in his refusal of a preferment offered to him in 1635 by Sir Thomas Coventry, lord keeper of the great seal.
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  • The death of his patrons, the duke of Richmond and the marquess of Hamilton, and of King James put an end to his hopes of political preferment; moreover he probably distrusted the conduct of affairs under the new reign.
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  • Otherwise the visit to England gave no hope of preferment; and in the summer Erasmus prepared to leave.
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  • In Cambridge he completed his work on the New Testament, the Letters of Jerome, and Seneca; and then in 1514, when there seemed no prospect of ampler preferment, he determined to transfer himself to Basel and give the results of his labours to the world.
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  • His ecclesiastical preferment he owed to the influence of an uncle, Cardinal Oliviero Caraffa.
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  • The ecclesiastical preferment was merely intended to provide a salary not at Henry's expense; for Fox never saw either Exeter or the diocese of Bath and Wells to which he was translated in 1492.
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  • His first preferment was the small vicarage of Cannock in Staffordshire; but he leapt into notice when holding a preachership at St Saviour's, Southwark.
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  • After an education at St Andrews, and acting as tutor to the children of Lord Darcy, the English warden of the North, he became a Dominican, but was soon in trouble as a heretic. In 1536 he made his way to England, but failing to obtain the preferment he desired at Cambridge, he went on to Italy, where the influence of Cardinal Pole, who was himself accused of heresy, secured him the post of master of the novices in the Dominican convent at Bologna.
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  • His next preferment was that of advocate-general of the fisc for the provinces of Holland and Zeeland.
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  • This secular preferment, however, he absolutely refused.
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