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sacrament

Cynical Definitions

n. A solemn religious ceremony such as the eating of chocolate.

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Cynical Quotations

Rome has seven sacraments, but the Protestant churches, being less prosperous, feel that they can afford only two, and these of inferior sanctity. Some of the smaller sects have no sacraments at all – for which mean economy they will indubitable be damned.

— Ambrose Bierce

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