Definition of Priestliest

1. Adjective. (context: less common) (superlative of priestly) most priestly. ¹



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Definition of Priestliest

1. priestly [adj] - See also: priestly

Lexicographical Neighbors of Priestliest

priested
priesteries
priestery
priestess
priestesses
priestesshood
priestesshoods
priestesslike
priesthood
priesthoods
priesting
priestism
priestisms
priestless
priestlier
priestliest (current term)
priestlike
priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers

Literary usage of Priestliest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1895)
""John Johnstone," he said, "was the priestliest man I ever under any ecclesiastical guise was privileged to look upon. . . . He sleeps not far from my ..."

2. Movements of Religious Thought in Britain During the Nineteenth Century by John Tulloch (1885)
"... from whom Carlyle learned his first Latin, and who was the ' priestliest man ' that he ever ' beheld in any ecclesiastical guise. ..."

3. Movements of Religious Thought in Britain During the Nineteenth Century by John Tulloch (1885)
"... from whom Carlyle learned his first Latin, and who was the ' priestliest man ' that he ever ' beheld in any ecclesiastical guise. ..."

4. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1891)
"The people had their meeting-house thatched with heath; and for their minister a certain John Johnston,1 " the priestliest man," says Carlyle, ..."

5. Literary By-paths in Old England by Henry Charles Shelley (1906)
""John Johnstone," he said, "was the priestliest man I ever under any ecclesiastical guise was privileged to look upon. . . . He sleeps not far from my ..."

6. The Making of Carlyle: An Experiment in Biographical Explication by Robert S. Craig (1908)
"The Reverend John Johnstone, already alluded to, who (or his son) was at hand to help him to Latin, he tells us, "was the priestliest man I ever under any ..."

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