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She trembled like a postulant when she wrote the Greek alphabet for the first time.

There are degrees in the struggle for saintliness; the journalist was but a postulant.

"But Juanita is not a postulant," said Sarrion, with a laugh.

Mark concerned himself less with his own reception as a postulant.

One is a postulant for two years at least, often for four; a novice for four.

I was the postulant, dumb before the mysteries; I adored without a thought.

The postulant, after receiving these three ordinations, becomes a full monk or Ho-shang and takes a new name.

No one can become a postulant for admission to the Society until fourteen years old, unless by special dispensation.

Quite often during my postulant period, while I was learning these Latin prayers, I would have to do sewing.

Certainly, after such trials, the postulant is fully informed; nevertheless, his superiors contribute what they know.

WORD ORIGIN

1759, from French postulant "applicant, candidate," literally "one who asks," from Latin postulantem (nominative postulans), present participle of postulare "to ask, demand" (see postulate (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR POSTULANT

applicant

nounperson trying for position
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