man of God


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man of God

n. pl. men of God
A clergyman.

man of God

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a saint or prophet
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a clergyman

cler•gy•man

(ˈklɜr dʒi mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of the clergy.
[1570–80]
usage: See -man.
References in classic literature ?
My sister," said an adjacent Man of God, solemnly, "you cannot stop the wicked from going to Chicago by killing them.
Mournfully and low the man of God began his eulogy of the dead, and his doleful voice, mingled with the sobbing which it was its purpose to stimulate and sustain, rose and fell, seemed to come and go, like the sound of a sullen sea.
Yes, for replenished with the meat and wine of the word, to the faithful man of God, this pulpit, I see, is a self-containing stronghold --a lofty Ehrenbreitstein, with a perennial well of water within the walls.
He wanted to be a man of God and a leader among men of God.
The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
Burch prayed for grandfather, and called him a man of God, and thanked our Heavenly Father that his spirit was still alive in his descendants (that was you), and that the good old house where so many of the brethren had been cheered and helped, and from which so many had gone out strengthened for the fight, was still hospitably open for the stranger and wayfarer.
Tim Vaughan has teamed up with the jockey only once and that was unsuccessful, but Man Of God is still lightly raced for the trainer and appears open to plenty of improvement on just his sixth start for the stable.
People laugh when I say Russell is a man of God but I'm just waiting for them to see what he does," she added.
Walter was a man of God, a man of great faith, a man of peace and hope, and most especially, a man of love.
He was first and foremost a man of God who had a clear perception of God's plan for His people.
That fearless man of God, John the Baptist, spoke out when many others were prepared to remain silent.
Once by the man whom I thought was a man of God, who chose to sexually abuse me when I was an 11-year-old child.