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Synonyms for ministry

the priesthood


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religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)

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building where the business of a government department is transacted

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a government department under the direction of a minister

the work of a minister of religion

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Major Effingham, in declining the liberal offers of the British ministry, had subjected himself to the suspicion of having attained his dotage, by all those who throng the avenues to court patronage, even in the remotest corners of that vast empire; but, when he thus voluntarily stripped himself of his great personal wealth, the remainder of the community seemed instinctively to adopt the conclusion also that he had reached a second childhood.
But, I repeat, in many communities in the South the character of the ministry is being improved, and I believe that within the next two or three decades a very large proportion of the unworthy ones will have disappeared.
The count is intrusted with many of the vital secrets of the ministry of war.
I don't believe any but fools enter the ministry nowadays," she wrote bitterly.
We are informed that the prestige and success of our ministry will entirely depend upon whether or not we are able to arrange for the renewal of our treaty with Japan.
His persuasive ministry is felt as well as heard: he has an innocent habit of fondling young persons.
Among the guests there was a member of the Ministry who had brought the news about the Expedition with him from London.
From these general signs you will readily discern a family man, harassed by vexations in his own household, worried by annoyances at the ministry, yet philosopher enough to take life as he found it; an honest man, loving his country and serving it, not concealing from himself the obstacles in the way of those who seek to do right; prudent, because he knew men; exquisitely courteous with women, of whom he asked nothing,--a man full of acquirements, affable with his inferiors, holding his equals at great distance, and dignified towards his superiors.
The Ministry answered, "We want a man who is listened to in the House, and we have got him.
who therefore gradually regained control, and in 1708 the Queen had to submit to a Whig ministry.
He read another article, too, a financial one, which alluded to Bentham and Mill, and dropped some innuendoes reflecting on the ministry.
He will send for Letheringham first, of course, and great pressure will be brought to bear upon him to form a ministry.
Any open assertion of the infinitely superior importance of such a ministry as mine, compared with the ministry of the medical man, would only have provoked the doctor to practise on the human weakness of his patient, and to threaten to throw up the case.
My father was a clerk in the Ministry of Finances with no position at all.
It is pleasant to know that a new ministry just come into office are not the only fellow-men who enjoy a period of high appreciation and full-blown eulogy; in many respectable families throughout this realm, relatives becoming creditable meet with a similar cordiality of recognition, which in its fine freedom from the coercion of any antecedents, suggests the hopeful possibility that we may some day without any notice find ourselves in full millennium, with cockatrices who have ceased to bite, and wolves that no longer show their teeth with any but the blandest intentions.
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