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congregation -- as in: the congregation voted
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • "People say," said another, "that the Reverend Master Dimmesdale, her godly pastor, takes it very grievously to heart that such a scandal should have come upon his congregation."

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  • It's a casual congregation where many people wander into services late.
  • The congregation voted to approve appointment of the new minister.

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