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Synonyms for inquisitor

one who conducts an official inquiry, usually with no regard for human rights

Synonyms for inquisitor

a questioner who is excessively harsh

an official of the ecclesiastical court of the Inquisition

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I do but Inquisitor always throws in her ideas and I do the same on the songs she writes.
The Grand Inquisitor covers everything that's expected of a bass to be able to sing, from a low E to a high F, it's there, and it takes a lot of sustained legato lines.
It was the first time an inquisitor had been spotted at Cwm Llyfnant, which is part of the RSPB's Ynys-hir reserve near Aberystwyth.
The Dominican inquisitor and confessor to King Philip IV, William of Paris, conducted the trials and so plays a key role in Field's account.
By the late sixteenth century, manual writers as well as the inquisitors came to see ritual as a means of gauging belief; a window into the soul, so to speak.
The Inquisitor's Tongue is a double narrative set during the Spanish Inquisition.
Bernard's flat refusal to listen to any arguments for the defence provided a model for subsequent inquisitors. Bernard was not technically an inquisitor.
Despite Smith's screenwriting experience, the critics considered The Inquisitor a powerful and literate novel untainted by big-screen allusions.
insense, qui crois que je ne suis pas toi!" If we were to borrow Hugo's famous line and attribute it to the figure of the Grand Inquisitor, we would have Caroline Julliot's book in radically distilled form.
His last bow, as the strangely awesome inquisitor O''Brien in Orwell''s Nineteen Eighty-Four, was perhaps his best.
Its 30 million digital inhabitants are ruled by duplicates of some of history's cruellest tyrants: Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the Holocaust; Beria, Stalin's arch executioner; Torquemada, Spain's pitiless Inquisitor General; Robespierre, the face of the Reign of Terror.
The Martyred Inquisitor: The Life and Cult of Peter of Verona (([dagger])1252).
With this objective in mind, we studied the careers of all the individuals who were deputies to the Mesa de Consciencia, seeking to establish how many reached the rank of inquisitor at least, or became members of the General Board of the Holy Office between 1641 and 1750.
SIR - I'm sure anyone who saw BBC Newsnight on Monday, April 26, or on YouTube afterwards, would have enjoyed it when the Great Inquisitor Jeremy Paxman was left embarrassed by Plaid Cymru economic adviser Dr Eurfyl ap Gwilym.
Smith Peter Brook has been parting the thickets of Eastern mysticism for so long, it's a bit disconcerting to see the great guru turn his attention to Christian existentialism, in the form of this stark rendering of "The Grand Inquisitor" passage from Dostoyevsky's "The Karamazov." As delivered by a magisterial Bruce Myers lecturing a mute Christ, the harsh but brilliantly argued critique of the bedrock positions of Christian theology lands with a shock.