Sentence Examples


  • The consequences of this blow were momentous; it may be said to inaugurate the ghetto period.
  • But the age of the ghetto (q.v.) had set in too firmly for immediate amelioration to be possible.
  • - The ghetto, which had prevailed more or less rigorously for a long period, was not formally prescribed by the papacy until the beginning of the 16th century.
  • But, excluded though they were from most trades and occupations, confined to special quarters of the city, disabled from sharing most of the amenities of life, the Jews nevertheless were gradually making their escape from the ghetto and from the moral degeneration which it had caused.
  • Some ghettos (as in Moravia) were actually not founded till the 18th century, but the careful observer can perceive clearly that at that period the ghetto was a doomed institution.

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