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Synonyms for Christendom

the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)

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But Heaven ordered it otherwise, not for any fault or neglect of the general who commanded on our side, but for the sins of Christendom, and because it was God's will and pleasure that we should always have instruments of punishment to chastise us.
On arriving at their destination, they burn, slaughter, and destroy, according to the tenor of written instructions, and sailing away from the scene of devastation, call upon all Christendom to applaud their courage and their justice.
The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.
They tell me it's most dreadful, sir; of all the nuns in Christendom the Carmelites are the worst.
Smooth-it-away, he assured me that the difficulties of this passage, even in its worst condition, had been vastly exaggerated, and that, in its present state of improvement, I might consider myself as safe as on any railroad in Christendom.
The abomination of flowers, or representations of well-known objects of any kind, should not be endured within the limits of Christendom.
This is the grave of Abelard and Heloise--a grave which has been more revered, more widely known, more written and sung about and wept over, for seven hundred years, than any other in Christendom save only that of the Saviour.
de Beaufort would lay his hands on all the riches pirates had robbed Christendom of since the battle of Lepanto.
The best sword arm in all Christendom needs no other logic than the sword, I should think," said Brus, returning to his work.
There's not a magazine in Christendom that would dare to publish it - you know that.
In short, Harris Collins, in the totality of results, was guilty of causing more misery and pain to animals than all laboratories of vivisection in Christendom.
Hillbrook, by the way, is not the only place in Christendom where a vestigial polytheism forbids the taking in vain of the Evil One's name.
He would then come upon that part of France which is still in dispute, and he might hope to reach the famous city of Avignon, where dwells our blessed father, the prop of Christendom.
Then the Cross, which for a thousand years and more had stood upon the ramparts of Christendom, went down before the Crescent.
But a housemaid out of a reformatory, with a plain face and a deformed shoulder, falling in love, at first sight, with a gentleman who comes on a visit to her mistress's house, match me that, in the way of an absurdity, out of any story-book in Christendom, if you can