Example sentences for: jesuitical

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

  • that's just too Jesuitical for words."

  • To characterize a lie as an "economy of truth" would be a Jesuitical formulation.

  • Judge: "It's too Jesuitical . You probably didn't go to a Jesuit school."

  • This week's reviews include Ann Hulbert's book review of Miss Manners' latest encyclical; Sarah Kerr's television review of the changing fashions in season finales; Larissa MacFarquhar's High Concept column, about how managed care could improve psychotherapy; and Cullen Murphy's The Good Word, about the difference between "Jesuitical" and "Talmudic."

  • William Safire argues that "Jesuitical" has by now developed a sense devoid of any overtones of prevarication: "subtle, intricate, moralistic reasoning, informed by a rigorous logic" is his definition.


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