• WordNet 3.6
    • adv popishly like the Pope; in a popish manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • popishly To or toward popery; as regards popery: used in opprobrium: as, to be popishly inclined.
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In literature:

Those books included the Prayer Book of the English Episcopal Church, Quakers' writings, and popish productions.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
Preach in popish chapel, teach schismatic, that is Protestant, child tongues and literature.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
No popish vile oppression, but the Protestant succession.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Borrow
He was imprisoned in 1679, at the time of the "Popish Plot," and again for treason in 1690.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Preach in popish chapel, teach schismatic, that is Protestant, child tongues and literature.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
The Union was carried; and Lord Castlereagh, who had conducted it in Ireland, was appointed to bring the Popish proposition forward.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Until after I spoke to her, she had no notion that there might be any sort of Popish treachery.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
The storm of the Popish Plot complicated his position.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
She could read Popish books well enough, while both sight and speech seemed to fail her when I gave her the Assembly's Catechism.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
But whence did the pedants get the Popish nonsense with which they have corrupted youth?
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow

In poetry:

But, shame to popish cruelty,
And popish want of faith !
This victim to fierce bigotry
Here met a painful death !
"Enigma XLVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
But your choyce is, and your love.
How most number to deceive,
As if honors claime did move
Like Popish Lawe, none safe to leave.
"94" by Mary Wroth
"When I drop my cloak by yon stunted oak,
Do ye ply the lash and spurs,
And there 'll be no one see another sun
Of the popish worshippers!"
"Ballad Of Protestant’s Leap" by Clinton Scollard
Two places only, in the world unknown,
Those books point out for all men, when they die,
Heaven and Hell — nor can a third be shown:
For Purgatory's but a Popish lie.
"Concerning Purgatory " by Rees Prichard
O thou Popish guide, thou hast led us astray,
Says he, How the devil should I know the way?
I never yet travell'd this road in my life;
But Down lies on the left I was told by my wife.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"Down-Hall. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Take then, dear Pleydell! take this treasure,
The source of soothing peace and pleasure;
When dark and dismal qualms attack you,
Or fears of popish priests distract you,
Observe the rule I herewith give you,
And take my word, it will relieve you.
"To Mrs. Pleydell, With A Pot Of Honey, During The Ferment Occasioned" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

POPISH , Mildred Ann "Midge," 85, of Weirton, died Monday September 10, 2012, at the Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville, OH.
POPISH , Mildred "Midge" of Weirton, passed away Monday, September 10, 2012.