1. curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
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How To Use anathematise In A Sentence

  • When Pope John XXIII condemned the Bohemian Reformer John Hus to the flames as a heretic, at the Council of Constance in 1415, he also anathematised the Englishman John Wyclif.
  • For the first time a Council spoke about the role of the Church in the world and urged all Catholics to discuss, not anathematise developments around them; and urged them to engage with the world rather than to retire into a ghetto.
  • Is he to be anathematised for rebelling against his father, Henry II, in alliance with Philip Augustus, destined to prove his bitterest and most unscrupulous opponent?
  • His movement hoped to be accepted as the near contemporary Franciscans were but was anathematised and fiercely persecuted.
  • In those long years of Labour supremacy, the right was not merely out of office, but was anathematised and scorned.
  • ` No, no, 'I answered; ` if the ship was going down, and you had to take your chance in one of the boats, which would you choose, the one manned by those fellows you anathematise, or with the men you call obedient sons of the Church?' Clara Maynard The True and the False - A Tale of the Times
  • But Catholic missionaries, by omitting one or more persons of the Trinity when they were baptised, were anathematised by the Roman church.
  • Now you might say that's a very small step, but 100 years ago, denominations were very happy to anathematise each other at the drop of a hat, so to speak.
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