cathedral


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Synonyms for cathedral

any large and important church

the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese

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D'Artagnan slipped out of the cathedral and placed himself in ambuscade at the corner of the Rue des Canettes; it was impossible that Bazin should go out of the cathedral without his seeing him.
Paul’s,” feeling less aversion to a name taken from the English cathedral than from the saint.
He remained in England till midsummer, and spent a month in the country, wandering about cathedrals, castles, and ruins.
In a chapel of the cathedral is an altar with facings of solid silver--at least they call it so, and I think myself it would go a couple of hundred to the ton (to speak after the fashion of the silver miners)--and before it is kept forever burning a small lamp.
Out of the vast main aisle there opened here and there smaller caves, exactly, Sir Henry said, as chapels open out of great cathedrals.
When I arrived, a little late, because in my fear of being too early I had walked three times round the cathedral, I found the party already complete.
Let us return to the façade of Notre-Dame, as it still appears to us, when we go piously to admire the grave and puissant cathedral, which inspires terror, so its chronicles assert:
The dead King John, though hated by all others, he had loved, but with the dead King's bones De Vac's loyalty to the house he served had been buried in the Cathedral of Worcester.
The signal has been sounded--too grave for the ear of the sailor at the masthead and his comrades on the deck--who nevertheless feel its vibrations in the ship as the stones of a cathedral are stirred by the bass of the organ.
Around us were solitudes of snow, arcades picked out in pearl and silver, long avenues of untrodden marble whence sprang the cathedral columns of the firs.
A Gothic cathedral affirms that it was done by us and not done by us.
Helen and I had got it into our heads that there was a grand old cathedral at Speyer--the Archbishop of Speyer was one of the seven electors--you know--'Speyer, Maintz, and Koln.
And thereupon the nobles in high good-humor sorted out their fur coats and all drove off to the cathedral.
That same afternoon, the massive gray square tower of an old Cathedral rises before the sight of a jaded traveller.
Mrs General was the daughter of a clerical dignitary in a cathedral town, where she had led the fashion until she was as near forty- five as a single lady can be.