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historical usage of popish
OTHER WORDS FROM popishpop·ish·ly, adverbpop·ish·ness, noun
Words nearby popish
Example sentences from the Web for popish
At this time the authorities were enforcing the payment of tithe; and this excited the wrath of the leaders of the Popish party.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Then, there are no private houses, as in England; families live in staircases; see what it is to belong to a Popish country.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
In the fourth, they provide banishment, and death in case of return, for Jesuits and Popish priests of every denomination.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
This account was related by a popish spy, in a letter written here in England to Mendea.
But notwithstanding this, soon afterwards, the Romish clergy erected a new popish university in the city of Dublin.