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coenobite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coenobite  \C[oe]n"o*bite\  (?  or  ?),  n. 
  See  {Cenobite}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coenobite 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  religious  order  living  in  common  [syn:  {cenobite}] 
  [ant:  {eremite}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  COENOBITE,  n.  A  man  who  piously  shuts  himself  up  to  meditate  upon  the 
  sin  of  wickedness;  and  to  keep  it  fresh  in  his  mind  joins  a 
  brotherhood  of  awful  examples. 
 
  O  Coenobite,  O  coenobite, 
  Monastical  gregarian, 
  You  differ  from  the  anchorite, 
  That  solitudinarian: 
  With  vollied  prayers  you  wound  Old  Nick; 
  With  dropping  shots  he  makes  him  sick. 
  Quincy  Giles 
 
 




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