Basil the Great

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Basil the Great (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
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Usage

In literature:

Basil the Great in the fourth century.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
Among the canonical epistles of the fourth century, those of Basil the Great were the most celebrated.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
After a little looking about we discovered Basil Grant with his great head and his great white hat blocking the ticket-office window.
"The Club of Queer Trades" by G. K. Chesterton
S. Vasili (or Basil) was a native of the Hercegovina and a holy man of great repute.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
They are Chrysostom, Gregory Nazianzus, Athanasius, and Basil the Great.
"The Arena" by Various
Basil returned, bringing with him the great bird.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Basil's heart beat high, for he had often heard of the great moose, but now saw it for the first time.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
Basil's heart beat high, for he had often heard of the great moose, but now saw it for the first time.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Great elm trees shaded the avenue, and Basil pushed back his cap and looked up into the green.
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Basil the Great, 106, 107.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Basil the Great has written the eulogium.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, John Chrysostom; for the West, SS.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The need for books was so great that in the scriptorium of which Brother Basil had charge, very little time was spent on illumination.
"In the Days of the Guild" by Louise Lamprey
The youngsters started out, raising high great bunches of sweet basil.
"The Cabin" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
For instance, the three great fathers of Cappadocia, Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus all belonged to Asia Minor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
The great church of St. Basile was extraordinary.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
Amongst his pupils were Gregory of Nazianzus and Basil the Great, bishop of Caesarea.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
My love for Basil is the same; yea, rather at this hour, after these noble proofs of his love, more great than ever.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
My love for Basil is the same; yea, rather at this hour, after these noble proofs of his love, more great than ever.
"Constance Sherwood" by Lady Georgiana Fullerton
Basil the Great uses it as the type of a depraved woman.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In news:

For those who like to go off the beaten path and try new things, Basil Thai is a great place to start.
Basil the Great School's 'Pink Out' benefits cancer research.
Basil the Great School's 'Pink Out' benefits cancer research.
Anyone with information about the April 26, 1970, homicide on the grounds of St Basil the Great Church should contact State Police Trooper Henry Callithen at 610-268-2022 or hcallithen@pa.gov.
The spicy, tangy dressing makes the dish, which is a great one to try now when cucumbers, tomatoes and basil are coming ripe in backyard gardens.
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