the condition or profession of a monk.
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How to use monkhood in a sentence
Before embracing monkhood, however, he had eaten eggs and fish.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
Some were on priests and monks—sharp biting satires on their evil side, and by no means showing abject faith in monkhood.The Oxford Reformers | Frederic Seebohm
No hysteric visions, no madman's dreams, no clever conjurer's tricks, have ever shed a tawdry glory on the monkhood of the Buddha.
The more you study the monkhood, the more you see that this community is the outcome of the very heart of the people.
There is only one opinion amongst all those who have tried to study the Buddhist monkhood—that their conduct is admirable.
British Dictionary definitions for monkhood
the condition of being a monk
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