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  • First, the perplexing mystery of the place was, Who belonged to the eighteen denominations?
  • These portentous infants being alarming creatures to stalk about in any human society, the eighteen denominations incessantly scratched one another’s faces and pulled one another’s hair by way of agreeing on the steps to be taken for their improvement — which they never did; a surprising circumstance, when the happy adaptation of the means to the end is considered.

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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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