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pilgrimage
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Definition a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
  • A pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
pilgrimage = a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
  • monks came by on a pilgrimage, followers of Gotama, the Buddha, who were asking to be ferried across the river,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • pilgrimage = a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
  • I promise to make a pilgrimage to the Virgin of Cobre if I catch him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • pilgrimage = a religious journey
  • I decided not to take the children, so I could give myself over to the pilgrimage.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • pilgrimage = a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
  • They resolved forthwith to make a pilgrimage to Florida, and quaff at morning, noon, and night, from the Fountain of Youth.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger's Experiment
  • But I think it won't be any kind of pilgrimage.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Archer remained motionless, gazing at the upper windows as if the end of their pilgrimage had been attained.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • And thinking over the long pilgrimage of his past he accepted it joyfully.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • At this juncture Ralph had the happy idea of proposing to Isabel that she also, under his own escort, should make a pilgrimage to Rome.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • So in 1871 the pilgrimage of the Fisk Jubilee Singers began.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • This visit, this pilgrimage, made comprehensible, finally, the traces that remained and would always remain, like a needle.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Don't force me to fight for my life, but let me make a pilgrimage for Gareth's sake.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • This pilgrimage can be traced in the letters of two Ohio soldiers, one a nineteen-yearold private and the other a thirty-four-year-old colonel.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • But for all their differences it was a romantic pilgrimage.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • They saw more rooms and made more discoveries than Mary had made on her first pilgrimage.
    Frances Hodgson Burnett  --  The Secret Garden
  • This prostrate pilgrimage was a common occurrence in Poets' Corner, although it was far less holy than it appeared.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • We were making a pilgrimage across the fourth great ice field to see one of the more celebrated crystal cities.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • 119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
    The Bible  --  Psalms
  • Most miserable hour that e'er time saw In lasting labour of his pilgrimage!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • The village people watched the debarkation with an awe akin to that which followed the Italian pilgrimages of Lord Byron a century before.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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