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congregation -- as in: the congregation voted
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Wuthering Heights
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  • However, in my dream, Jabez had a full and attentive congregation; and he preached — good God! what a sermon; divided into FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY parts, each fully equal to an ordinary address from the pulpit, and each discussing a separate sin!
  • 'All day had been flooding with rain; we could not go to church, so Joseph must needs get up a congregation in the garret; and, while Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire — doing anything but reading their Bibles, I'll answer for it — Heathcliff, myself, and the unhappy ploughboy were commanded to take our prayer-books, and mount: we were ranged in a row, on a sack of corn, groaning and shivering, and hoping that Joseph would shiver too, so that he might…

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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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