The members constituted themselves into a club conclave
on the church steps.
When they met in conclave
, it was never to keep up the old English mirth, but to hear sermons three hours long, or to proclaim bounties on the heads of wolves and the scalps of Indians.
Mrs Durbeyfield was welcomed with glances and nods by the remainder of the conclave
, and turned to where her husband sat.
Elizabetha Prokofievna sometimes informed the girls that they were a little too candid in this matter, but in spite of their outward deference to their mother these three young women, in solemn conclave
, had long agreed to modify the unquestioning obedience which they had been in the habit of according to her; and Mrs.
Felicity and Cecily took her to the spare room and then left her in the sitting-room while they returned to the kitchen, to discuss the matter in family conclave
Be this as it may, the boys were recalled from house- window, garden, stable, and cow-yard, and the school were assembled in full conclave
, when Mr Squeers, with a small bundle of papers in his hand, and Mrs S.
The board were sitting in solemn conclave
, when Mr.
I left the conclave
at the picture-dealer's forthwith, and purchased at the nearest druggist's a bottle containing a certain powerful liquid, which I decline to particularize on high moral grounds.
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In centuries past, conclaves
dragged on for weeks and months, sometimes years.
are usually only held after a pope dies and are sometimes decades apart -- the last one was in 2005, the one before that 1978.
The last nine conclaves
have lasted an average of three days.
in the past have elected liberal leaders.
Gregory, an apparently wise and impatient man, immediately set up new rules to guarantee quicker selections in the future 6 indeed, it was he who established the rules guiding the papal conclaves
Particularly put out at this poor house-keeping was the sometimes querulous late Cardinal Basil Hume, of Westminster, who endured two Conclaves
in 1978 (to elect Popes John Paul I and John Paul II) Cardinal Basil complained that if he lay flat on his tiny mattress, he'd wake with feet frozen from hanging over the bed-frame, and, if he curled up foetally, he'd be too stiff to move for a while next morning.