Sentence Examples


  • His own hopes of preferment had been strengthened by the death of many of the higher clergy at Flodden.
  • The best proof of his not being ambitious of such a doubtful piece of preferment is that he made no attempt to get himself made king, regent or lieutenant-general of the kingdom at the time of the flight to Varennes in June 1791.
  • He received a good deal of ecclesiastical preferment from the Lancastrian party, was present, if he did not fight on the losing side, at the battle of Towton in 1461, and was subsequently attainted by the victorious Yorkists.
  • Though querulous because of his non-preferment, De Quincey tells us that "his lordship was a joyous, jovial, and cordial host."
  • He died shortly after this last preferment at Croydon, Surrey, where he was buried on the 10th of June 1552.

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