monk said to Hawk, 'You're the great Coleman Hawkins, right?
I first met Matthieu Ricard, France's most famous Buddhist monk, on the way to a Davos forum six or seven years ago.
And she really felt becoming a monk was turning your back on the wonders of the world.
One day, he took a monk with a cleanly shaven head and had him walk around a light bulb to demonstrate this theory.
He devises a far-fetched plan to poison the monk through the mail, because he realizes that he cannot kill the man face-to-face.
They then rose from table; the monk gave his benediction to all, and hurried away.
The monk pulled off his mask and flung his robe in the corner.
Fleming gadabout and monk feeder, thou shalt be hanged with them.
Ah, no, I have confessed to a monk, and I wished to receive the communion from a monk!
The monk thereupon goes into a long and unctuous discourse on all the sad evils to Christendom of a conclave so prolonged.
Old English munuc "monk" (used also of women), from Proto-Germanic *muniko- (cf. Old Frisian munek, Middle Dutch monic, Old High German munih, Ger. Mönch), an early borrowing from Vulgar Latin *monicus (source of French moine, Spanish monje, Italian monaco), from Late Latin monachus "monk," originally "religious hermit," from Ecclesiastical Greek monakhos "monk," noun use of a classical Greek adjective meaning "solitary," from monos "alone" (see mono-). For substitution of -o- for -u-, see come.
In England, before the Reformation, the term was not applied to the members of the mendicant orders, who were always called friars. From the 16th c. to the 19th c., however, it was usual to speak of the friars as a class of monks. In recent times the distinction between the terms has been carefully observed by well-informed writers. In French and Ger. the equivalent of monk is applied equally to 'monks' and 'friars.' [OED]