Example sentences for: inquisition

How can you use “inquisition” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • During the Inquisition, suspected heretics were burned at the stake in this enclosure, and here Ferdinand and Isabella received Columbus in 1493 on his return from his first voyage.

  • Titian’s Pietà, a vibrant last work completed by pupil Palma il Giovane, was originally intended for his tomb in the Frari church (see page 131); Veronese’s Feast in the House of Levi was meant to be the Last Supper, until the Holy Inquisition complained about its “buffoons, drunkards, dwarfs, Germans, and similar vulgarities”; Tintoretto gives full play to his dark sense of drama in the Miracle of St. Mark.

  • In San Gimignano, there's a whole torture museum specializing in instruments of the Inquisition.

  • Sephardic Jews are the descendants of the great Jewish community exiled from Spain in 1492 at the time of the Inquisition.

  • Surely the Monty Python cast is about to leap into view, shouting "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"


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