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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Someone whose job is to take care of a church building and the area around it and do other related things, such as ring bells.

Usage examples (31)
  • The sexton made sure all candles in the church were lit.
  • She earns her grave; 't is time to call the sexton!
  • The sexton was a perfect character in his way; old, shrewd, communicative, and civil.
  • Betty stood godmother for him, and the parish clerk and the sexton were his godfathers. for more
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