Sentence Examples


  • He was, therefore, well able to promote the preferment of his brother George, who went to Ireland as chaplain to the duke of Dorset when that nobleman became lord-lieutenant in 1731.
  • 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.
  • Simony is the buying of ecclesiastical preferment - how does this affect the whole story?
  • It is unwise to trust those who seek preferment, status or a seat on the security council.

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