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OTHER WORDS FROM riteriteless, adjectiverite·less·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for rite
The society she imagines has developed divergent theological myths and rites, like the annual “Mothering Monday,” a raucous holiday when men and women cross-dress and get wild.In Anna North’s riveting ‘Outlawed,’ there’s nothing more dangerous than a childless woman|Ron Charles|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Nothing is sadder than sitting at a table of computers — unable to comfort my devastated father — and attempting to reinvent rites taken for granted.Tallying up a year of loss: A lot of pounds, too many loved ones, countless connections|Jerry Brewer|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
The wooden floors sloped, and signed photos of Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone hung on the walls, like patron saints presiding over sacred, mysterious rites.Al Cohen, D.C. magic shop proprietor who knew all the tricks, dies at 94|Matt Schudel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
The next day, I visited Shakoor’s native village in Laribal Tral, where thousands of people participated in his last rites.
Of course, we shouldn’t be too quick to read Google the last rites.
In the neighborhoods they grow up in, prison is a rite of passage and being a street gangster is a viable career choice.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For anyone whose political sympathies lie left of center, discovering and reading Chomsky is a rite of passage.
A rite of passage solely reserved for adolescent girls, the painful custom is believed to be as old as the local creation myth.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Doing well at the Gridiron is a rite of passage that not everybody survives.
Walgreens and Rite Aid—seeing the glowing publicity CVS is benefitting from—will quickly follow suit.The War on Smoking Didn’t Save My Mother’s Life, but It Could Save Many More|Joe Concha|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bulgarian rite also aims at propitiating general good luck.Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
It seems to have had its origin in a rite which took place after the crew had 'worked off the dead horse.'The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties|Richard Runciman Terry
I should like something else: a little addition to the rite.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
Other scholars refuse to accept Hepding's distinction between an earlier and a later form of the rite.The Origin of Paul's Religion|J. Gresham Machen
In the meantime here are six heathen alive and well, or at any rate well enough to support, willy-nilly, the rite of holy baptism.Christopher Columbus, Complete|Filson Young