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congregation -- as in: the congregation voted
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  • Again, I see her dark eyes roll round the church when she says 'miserable sinners', as if she were calling all the congregation names.
  • I see him now, going away in custody, despised by the congregation.
  • Miss Murdstone was between Dora and me in the pew; but I heard her sing, and the congregation vanished.
  • In due time I heard the church-bells ringing, as I plodded on; and I met people who were going to church; and I passed a church or two where the congregation were inside, and the sound of singing came out into the sunshine, while the beadle sat and cooled himself in the shade of the porch, or stood beneath the yew-tree, with his hand to his forehead, glowering at me going by.

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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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