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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREVIARY

Perhaps you think an old priest has no eyes for anything but his breviary, eh?

They could have conquered them only by the bible; they fought them only with the breviary.

It was the Breviary which Hurrell had had with him at Barbadoes.

On his arrival, he found the Pre Longuemare in the garret reading his breviary.

Do they become disgusted with the Missal and Breviary by this daily familiarity?

He rose; and, as he was afraid, he took the lamp from the breviary to light his way.

The Horologion, containing the unvarying portion of the Breviary.

Jean was sitting by the fireside; the priest was reading his breviary opposite him.

The Breviary and the Missal were revised, as Ferdinand had requested.

A priest was more likely to strike back with a sentence out of the breviary.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "brief statement;" sense of "short prayer book used by Catholic priests" is from 1610s, from Latin breviarium "summary," noun use of neuter of adjective breviarius "abridged," from breviare "to shorten, abbreviate," from brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).

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