simony

[ US /ˈsaɪməni/ ]
NOUN
  1. traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
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How To Use simony In A Sentence

  • Simply put, parsimony is in vogue in boardrooms right now. Football's Level Playing Field
  • The DNA alignment was analyzed with both parsimony and distance matrix methods.
  • With encouragement, a competent amateur can diagnose species and varieties without resort to parsimony analysis.
  • So when they held dinner-parties Scarlet skimped on the smoked salmon, and Brian rebuked her for her graceless parsimony.
  • It had always sounded strangely in my ears, like the word gnomon in the Euclid and the word simony in the Dubliners
  • Mort Dieu! how often did he complain of slight and insult from Elizabeth and her minions, of open affront from Edward, of parsimony to his wants as prince, -- of a life, in short, humbled and made bitter by all the indignity and the gall which scornful power can inflict on dependent pride. The Last of the Barons — Complete
  • But perhaps the owners' parsimony is part of the reason for the bank's longevity.
  • But others point to parsimony, quoting examples of penny-pinching and bare-bones operations.
  • It's not often I actually get excited by bivariate scatter plots, linear regression equations, and correlation coefficients, but the Archaeopteryx note is quite good, basically Bennett's defence of his interpretation of the nine known specimens of the taxon as a single "species," following from an awareness of interspecific variation resulting from ontogeny and, also, concerns about parsimony. As Kyle passes by.
  • Due to official parsimony only the one machine was built.
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