Sentence Examples


  • His preferment was rapid.
  • His ecclesiastical preferment he owed to the influence of an uncle, Cardinal Oliviero Caraffa.
  • His own hopes of preferment had been strengthened by the death of many of the higher clergy at Flodden.
  • His first preferment was the small vicarage of Cannock in Staffordshire; but he leapt into notice when holding a preachership at St Saviour's, Southwark.
  • 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.