inquisitor


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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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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.
A fruitful exchange of ideas followed and the celebrated actor - who is based in France - agreed to visit the university to perform The Grand Inquisitor and hold workshops with students.
A tireless administrator, Gui served for seventeen years as inquisitor of a notoriously heretical region and wrote one of the most important inquisitorial manuals.
Drawing on the Enlightenment mainly to set the stage, she argues that Romanticism both overturns Enlightenment representations of the inquisitor and establishes his enduring fascination.
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.
There followed years as a fiery preacher, leadership roles in the Dominican Order, and papal assignments, culminating in an appointment as Lombard inquisitor in his final year of life.
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.
Doubling as narrator and the Grand Inquisitor himself, Brook's long-time collaborator Myers ("The Mahabharata," et al.
As with anyone working in news and current affairs, news events of the day may prevent him from appearing but it should be very interesting to hear the grand inquisitor under scrutiny.
The argument of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor is simple: man is a weak, pitiful creature unable to achieve peace or happiness unless he submits to the rule of the few superior beings capable of determining his social destiny for him.
Dan Paul Dumitrescu was the monk in a gentle yet commanding performance, but Eric Halfvarson disappointed as the Grand Inquisitor, lacking vocal and theatrical depth.
initially defiant men reduced to quivering masses, begging for mercy and promising to tell the inquisitor whatever he wanted to hear" (p.
The two executed Jews are first identified as such in chapter 8, when Candide's lover Cunegonde describes her attendance at an auto-da-fe at the invitation of one of her paramours, the Grand Inquisitor, who ordered the Jews, a Biscayan, and Pangloss burned at the stake (although Pangloss is hanged instead when a rainstorm quells the fire), and Candide whipped.
An author who claims his theories on Christian heresies were copied in The Da Vinci Code came face to face with the Grand Inquisitor yesterday.
We should be careful, because the Delphic Oracle used cryptic answers that often left the inquisitor more confused than helped.