Sentence Examples


  • Their motives were purely selfish; not God's cause but their own, not religion but power and preferment, were what they sought.'
  • His preferment was rapid.
  • Personal experience of the inconveniences and dangers of the prevailing system of preferment, the so-called myestnichestvo, or rank priority, which had paralysed the Russian armies for centuries, induced him to propose its abolition, which was accomplished by Tsar Theodore III.
  • 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.