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noun as in open sesame

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Some said "Our Father" and some "Paternoster," and they all meant the same.

The exhortation was usually followed by a loud saying of a Paternoster and a "Hail Mary" by all present.

The lad knelt down, and devoutly said his Paternoster, and began to play upon his pipe so that it was heard over hill and dale.

“It is as though the bearer had run for a paternoster-while, and then leaped the river,” Dick observed.

They gave me the address of a magazine in your Rue Paternoster, and at that place I was this morning informed where to find you.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paternoster, such as: abracadabra, abraxas, access, key, keyword, and magic formula.

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