man of the cloth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n man of the cloth a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.”

Idioms

Man of the cloth - A man of the cloth is a priest.
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Usage

In literature:

It was not according to the counsel of any man of this world that I put on man's clothing.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
A man in civilian clothes sat tilted back in one of several chairs beside the door.
"Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Lying in the bed, with clothes drawn up to the chin was the figure of a man.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
The rip of cloth and flesh showed him that he had reached his man.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
The man's name is part of his clothes; his shell; his husk.
"True Words for Brave Men" by Charles Kingsley
The man's clothing was of the finest, and his linen most clean and delicate.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
A man, with the cap of a German officer, though otherwise he wore civilian clothes, came rushing out, tugging at his pistol.
"The Boy Scouts on the Trail" by George Durston
Everyone is familiar in man's clothing with traces of the past persisting in the present, though their use has long since disappeared.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
I made an attempt to throw off some of my clothes, but the thought of losing another man's money checked me.
"The Hero of the Humber" by Henry Woodcock
He receives presents in the name of the dead man, and takes the red cloth with which the corpse is covered.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
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In poetry:

"Better to see the dawn come up,
Along of a trifling one,
Than set a steady man's cloth and cup
And pray the day be done.
"The Whistling Girl" by Dorothy Parker
Breathe softly on my harp, O Muse!
In gentle strains now clothe its songs,
Thy all inspiring force infuse,
While singing of the black man's wrongs.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
He stands, unconscious of his doom,
In manly strength, erect, serene;
Around him Summer spreads her bloom;
He falls,--what horror clothes the scene!
"On The Death Of President Garfield" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When God's right arm is bared for war,
And thunders clothe his cloudy car,
Where, where, oh, where shall man retire,
To escape the horrors of his ire?
"Hymn" by Henry Kirke White
MRS. PRICE. Your man has moved your clothes there; 'tis a job
Not suited to my time of life. I've got
A mort o' twinges. What with the rheumatics
And—
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
From his wig to his shoes, from his coat to his shirt,
His clothes are a proverb, a marvel of dirt;
The dirt is pervading, unfading, exceeding,--
Yet the Dirty Old Man has both learning and breeding.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham

In news:

Former Business Leader Now a Man of the Cloth.
A man sifts through donated clothing at a distribution center November 4, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
Some people say the measure of a man is best assessed by the clothes he wears.
LEAGUE CITY, Texas — The League City Police Department is asking residents to keep a look out for a pair of purse snatchers, including a person who might be a man dressing up in women's clothing.
A Georgia man has been arrested after police say he filmed contestants of the Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant while they changed clothes in a hotel dressing room .
A woman told police she saw a man jump out of a car with his clothing on fire at 12:14 am on the 1900 block of West 11th Street.
A Crofton man accused of entering the homes of several women and videotaping them as they changed clothes is expected to plead guilty.
3/19 (Hyannis) Friends and family are remembering the co-owner of the Puritan Clothing chain as a man committed to his community.
Former Business Leader Now a Man of the Cloth .
Meet "Father Peter," possibly the only man of the cloth who clams up when asked his name.
View full size Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger An unidentified man carries out clothing from one of the apartments.
Man of The Cloth 's Investment Program Made From Whole Cloth .
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday overturned for a second time the sentence a Hutchinson man received for putting two young children in a hot clothes dryer as punishment.
Man of the cloth wants piece of the action.
A man police say was wearing a shoe with a tiny video camera on it was arrested after he used it to record under the dress of a woman at an Oxnard clothing store.
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In science:

He sometimes went by the name of Gloria and wore women’s clothes. ”He had a difficult life.” ”It’s not easy to be the son of a great man,” Scott Donaldson, told Reuters.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
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