Example sentences for: jesuits

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

  • He preferred Sufi mysticism to orthodox Islam, and held debates with Brahmins, Jain monks, Parsi Zoroastrians, and Jesuits.

  • The town was handed over to the Jesuits in 1579.

  • "Jesuitical" originally signified "of or pertaining to the Jesuits; belonging to the Society of Jesus; Jesuit" ( OED , again), the Jesuits being the Roman Catholic clerical order founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534 as an intellectual bulwark against the Reformation.

  • Yet the church, begun by Jesuits in 1748, is a thing of beauty; one half expects its bells to erupt in triumphant song.

  • The papacy in Rome had lost prestige with the dissolution of the Jesuits and the crippling loss of revenue from the Hapsburg Church reforms.


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