adjective Also mo·nas·ti·cal.
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Christianity spawned the monastic movement, originally in Egypt, that insisted upon peace, self-reliance, education and charity.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A similar monastic silence reigned, and the atmosphere was also of high seriousness and hygiene.
But his period of monastic seclusion officially comes to an end on Thursday.
A Youtube video of some jet-setting Buddhist monks has Thailand scrambling to crack down on materialism in the monastic ranks.Jet-Setting Video of Thai Buddhist Monks Causes Scandal|Erin Cunningham|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This should be manifestly clear this morning even to the most monastic heirs of David Broder.
In short, Marcella had been too long under her tuition, to become a willing devotee to the monastic rites of the Romish Church.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Ample tolerance of all religions and sects, but abolition and expulsion of all monastic Orders.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
A bill brought into the English parliament vesting in the crown all the property of the monastic institutions.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Imagine, nowadays, I am often drawn towards the monastic life, or something similar.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
The girl leaned over and remade my monastic white cot, giving the pillow a final pat to smooth it.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton