01. She went to church to speak to the [priest] about some problems she was having with her husband.
02. A former [priest] at the local church was arrested for abusing a number of young boys in the 1960s.
03. Voltaire observed that God created sex. [Priests] created marriage.
04. Do you think that women will ever be allowed to become [priests] in the Catholic church?
05. My uncle entered the [priesthood] in 1920, but left soon after, and eventually married, and had 5 children.
06. The archaeologist found some writings by a [priestess] of an unknown religion, describing the rituals of a number of sacred ceremonies.
07. The little boy made his confession to the [priest], who told him he was forgiven.
08. There is a Spanish proverb that observes that an ounce of mother is worth a ton of [priest].
09. In ancient Greece, where the mouse was sacred to Apollo, mice were sometimes eaten by temple [priests].
10. [Priests] in ancient Egyptian temples plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
11. On October 6, 1932, the state of Vera Cruz in Mexico banned [priests] as citizens.
12. At age 14, actor Tom Cruise enrolled in a seminary to become a [priest], but dropped out after one year.
13. In 1769, the city of Los Angeles was named by a Spanish army captain, and a Franciscan [priest].
14. In 1992, the Church of England allowed women to become [priests] for the first time.
15. The [priesthood] of the Voodoo religion contains both men and women.
16. She is a high [priestess] of the native religion of her people.
17. The great composer Vivaldi was educated both for the [priesthood] and for music.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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