[ UK /sˈɛkstən/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛkstən/ ]
  1. United States poet (1928-1974)
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How To Use Sexton In A Sentence

  • But Sexton found Nicks for an easy 31-yard score on fourth down with 4: 11 left to seal it, and Nicks set the receiving record with a 22-yard catch a little later from T.J. Yates, making his first appearance in relief from a broken ankle suffered in September against Virginia Tech. Newspaper Home Delivery - Subscribe Today
  • So many of the men who turned to undertaking were sextons, or carpenters, or liverymen. NO BODY
  • Clemence Malyn was deposed from her office of sub-prioress and sextoness on account of the careless manner in which she had performed the duties of these offices, and she also, in answer to questions asked by the vicar-general, acknowledged that she had frequently hidden a key of the abbey church in a hole so that a certain Richard Johans might find it and enter the church, and might drink in the sacristy wine with which she provided him, though she denied having ever drunk with him or otherwise misconducted herself. Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey A Description of the Fabric and Notes on the History of the Convent of Ss. Mary & Ethelfleda
  • Because I've been talking with George Mann all week about the roots of pulps, gaslit alleys, steampunk, Sexton Blake, masked avengers, and all that goodness. Sax Rohmer # 1
  • The Kildare keeper saved well and Sexton flung himself through the air but could not direct the ball into the net as the clock ran out on Down's challenge.
  • Marriage, however, could be tough: a parson visiting Ellerburn encountered the clerk and the sexton watching a husband and wife fight.
  • After half an hour or so a sexton will bustle in to prepare for Mass, and Nora will rouse herself and peek outside.
  • In a small dome-like cavity, hollowed out of the roof of this passage, hung a large bell; and in a cell opening from the side of the passage immediately beneath the dome, dwelt an old nun, who, for some dreadful misdeed committed in her youth, had voluntarily consigned herself to the convent of the Carmelites, and, having passed through the ordeal of the chamber of penitence, had accepted the office of sextoness in that department of the establishment. Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf
  • By great good luck my sexton had about him his own short black dudheen, which accordingly the Minstrel filled and fired. The Cornwall Coast
  • After his enforced retirement from the army, Gillray's father became a sexton for the Moravians, a fundamentalist Christian sect of Bohemian origin.
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