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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEMINARY

He, who was sixteen, was to enter the seminary on the following Tuesday.

And it was with surprise that he now recalled those years of seminary life.

The Patriarch then sent him to a Seminary; he was to become a priest, my son.

It was indeed a "seminary of every vice and of every disease."

Probably the after-effects of the seminary still, dear lady.

He gave me his promise, but he did not keep it when I left the seminary.

His father opposed him heathenishly and would not pay for his seminary course.

There was a new proclamation against Jesuits and “seminary priests.”

And some young ladies and the dear old professor of a very "select" seminary.

The room was nearly empty, and the party from the Seminary were waiting for Lina.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "plot where plants are raised from seeds," from Latin seminarium "plant nursery, seed plot," figuratively, "breeding ground," from seminarius "of seed," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Meaning "school for training priests" first recorded 1580s; commonly used for any school (especially academies for young ladies) from 1580s to 1930s.

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