Sentence Examples


  • Their motives were purely selfish; not God's cause but their own, not religion but power and preferment, were what they sought.'
  • His preferment was rapid.
  • Personal experience of the inconveniences and dangers of the prevailing system of preferment, the so-called myestnichestvo, or rank priority, which had paralysed the Russian armies for centuries, induced him to propose its abolition, which was accomplished by Tsar Theodore III.
  • His own hopes of preferment had been strengthened by the death of many of the higher clergy at Flodden.
  • His reception by the king was flattering enough; but his hopes of preferment were dashed by the opposition of the Anglican clergy to the promotion of a papist.