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  • They were the Women of England, the Daughters of Britain, the Sisters of all the cardinal virtues separately, the Females of America, the Ladies of a hundred denominations.
  • Mr. Chadband is attached to no particular denomination and is considered by his persecutors to have nothing so very remarkable to say on the greatest of subjects as to render his volunteering, on his own account, at all incumbent on his conscience; but he has his followers, and Mrs. Snagsby is of the number.

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  • Accordingly they betake themselves to a neighbouring dining-house, of the class known among its frequenters by the denomination slapbang, where the waitress, a bouncing young female of forty, is supposed to have made some impression on the susceptible Smallweed, of whom it may be remarked that he is a weird changeling to whom years are nothing.

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as in: the Baptist denomination Define
a group of religious congregations (such as churches, temples, masques...) sharing distinctive beliefs and belonging to the same organization or more rarely (and less formally): any categorization of people
as in: bills of a large denomination Define
a shared value printed on different pieces of currency -- such as $20 bills or more rarely: a unit of measure belonging to other systems of measurement
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