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Synonyms for recusant

someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct

(of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England


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refusing to submit to authority

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On the face of it a group of mainly recusant Catholic shoemakers-turned players, acting printed plays in one of the "dark corners" (Hill 3) of the land, could be mistaken for Yorkshire versions of Bottom and his fellow Mechanicals in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Conversion for twentieth-century British authors meant that they had to abandon national religion, but "the nature of the English Catholic Church, with its recusant history, was such that it allowed them to continue to belong to an organization that at least attempted to function and express itself in distinctly English terms" (30).
She illustrates the genuine oppression suffered by the recusant community at large, notwithstanding the Queen's enfranchisement to practise her faith secured by her marriage treaty.
L'anarchisme epistemologique de Paul Feyerabend radicalise cette these en recusant toute forme de methodologie normative explicite elaboree par les logiciens.
The recusant polyglot Elizabeth Jane Watson made Bohemia her home, as did, for a shorter period, her stepfather, Edward Kelley, and his associate, Dr.
At the same time, however, recusant households in the North were engaging Catholic touring companies (notably the Simpsons) and perhaps even helping to shield them from prosecution.
Although there were recusant families, those of us who were working class rarely came across them.
But from the local readings we learn that Hayward was more loyal than his punishment would imply; that York is a figure of the conflicted recusant writer uncomfortably trying to get along with a shifting political/religious plot; that Malcolm--a Jacobean version of York--is similarly torn between duty and "monarchomachs"; that Donne's conflicted position as a fairly recent and dubious convert made him--well, circumspect with regard to absolutism and rebellion; and that Jonson's (similarly complicated political and religious position) contorted representations also suggest the difficulty of negotiating the via media.
Recusant plate from the 17th and 18th centuries is well represented.
In Robert Southwell's meditation on Mary Magdalen, "Mary's experience at the empty tomb" (141) serves, Gary Kuchar argues, as an emblem of the recusant community, "her heart the cophin of an unliving soul" (145).
Did Shakespeare purchase New Place in Stratford to assist its bankrupted recusant owners, or was it simply an opportunist investment?
In Stubbs's reckoning, Donne is characterized by his readiness to adapt to prevailing conditions; unlike his recusant mother, who 'had lived without compromise', Donne 'set a more practical example for those who have to make the society they inherit work' (p.
Something must account for Shakespeare's vision of a world of violation, spying, and betrayal; and Milward's recusant contexts have become a persuasive candidate in recent years.
This is an invitation to step beyond our two familiar images of Byrd: the political activist, unleashing his righteous anger on the English musical marketplace, and the stubborn recusant, tucked away in rural Essex with his elaborate liturgical schemes, indifferent or numb to the world outside.
Quarles's verses, but not his images, were reproduced (by the possibly recusant owners) on the ceiling as 'speaking pictures' of occluded Royalist ambitions.