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A pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
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  • A pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  • I promise to make a pilgrimage to the Virgin of Cobre if I catch him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • monks came by on a pilgrimage, followers of Gotama, the Buddha, who were asking to be ferried across the river,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • I decided not to take the children, so I could give myself over to the pilgrimage.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • Many of the Empire’s leaders— generals, the Blood Shrike, even the Emperor—make a yearly pilgrimage to the Augurs’ mountain lair, seeking counsel on matters of state.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • After I hung up, I made an anxious pilgrimage to her apartment in the Bowery and saw Gary, her beloved ficus tree, yellow-dead on the fire escape, and knew she’d never come back.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Once some foreign archaeologists arrived to do some work there and told us that in times gone by it was a place of pilgrimage, full of beautiful temples domed with gold where Buddhist kings lay buried.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I had twice made the monthly pilgrimage out to the warehouse to collect my eight packets of laundry soap powder from the unsmiling inmate in charge of issuing them.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But I think it won’t be any kind of pilgrimage.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Carmine’s story has been written by his son, who clearly did lots of research, even making the pilgrimage to New York to scour the records of the Children’s Aid Society.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • This pilgrimage can be traced in the letters of two Ohio soldiers, one a nineteen-yearold private and the other a thirty-four-year-old colonel.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I don’t think many people know that earlier this year he and his entire government made a pilgrimage to the village of that woman of Africa.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Is this the pilgrimage?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "The pilgrimage route to Saint Patrick’s mountain.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Sometimes when we made a midnight pilgrimage to the bathroom we would find him reading.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • PROCTOR: The road past my house is a pilgrimage to Salem all morning.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • And then his pilgrimage was over, and he went to sit on the doorstep where the shade was lately fallen.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Now he is a veteran of a perilous pilgrimage by children, many of whom come looking for their mothers and travel any way they can.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Most miserable hour that e’er time saw In lasting labour of his pilgrimage!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • Every autumn we made a pilgrimage to El Puerto where my grandfather and uncles lived.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • It was supposed to be a musical pilgrimage.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • She had known she would make a pilgrimage to see it before the developers closed it up.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The fifth obligation of every Muslim is a pilgrimage.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • I would have made a pilgrimage to the highest peak of the Andes, could I when there have precipitated him to their base.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Well; tell me now what lady is the same To whom you swore a secret pilgrimage, That you to-day promis’d to tell me of?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • "Then," said Albert, "this pious pilgrimage in behalf of the prisoners was your first remembrance; what is the next?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The chaplain’s pilgrimage to Wintergreen had proved abortive; another shrine was empty.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • This prostrate pilgrimage was a common occurrence in Poets’ Corner, although it was far less holy than it appeared.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Besides, the board made periodical pilgrimages to the farm, and always sent the beadle the day before, to say they were going.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Every year we spend hundreds of dollars on phone calls and letters, writing, faxing, cajoling, and bribing, trying to get out of the pilgrimage to Mommy’s tiny house in Ewing.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Farmers and maids, cooks and handymen, carpenters and all the children in town, made regular pilgrimages to the Store.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • And then people tell me about pilgrimages to some dank pesthole in a jungle where they go to do homage to a crumbling temple, to a leering stone monster with a pot belly, created by some leprous savage.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • A lot of uglies had seen the burning message on the night of the escape, or had heard about it, and the nightly pilgrimages out to the ruins slowly increased, until sparklers wavered atop high buildings from midnight until dawn.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In rural Kentucky, three men threw pieces of a tombstone off a bridge, smashing the windshield of a passing car, killing a teenage girl who was traveling with her family on a religious pilgrimage.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • We were making a pilgrimage across the fourth great ice field to see one of the more celebrated crystal cities.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Are you suggesting some sort of pilgrimage?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • It was their duty to draw nigh to him, to enjoy the: sight of him, and from time to time to make pilgrimages to him.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Chapter XXXVII Deeming Sunday the best day for taking Mr. Wemmick’s Walworth sentiments, I devoted the next ensuing Sunday afternoon to a pilgrimage to the Castle.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Anne had relapsed into reverie, with her chin in her hands and her eyes on the sky, when Marilla returned from her cellar pilgrimage.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Fulness to them a burden is, That go on pilgrimage.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • From these pilgrimages to the jug and basin, he returned with such eccentricities of damp headgear as no words can describe; which were made the more ludicrous by his anxious gravity.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood To undergo such maiden pilgrimage: But earthlier happy is the rose distill’d Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn, Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Then he was again led somewhere still blindfolded, and as they went along he was told allegories of the toils of his pilgrimage, of holy friendship, of the Eternal Architect of the universe, and of the courage with which he should endure toils and dangers.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I remember how mockingly bright the day seemed as I went back on my melancholy pilgrimage to the little house at Woking, how busy the streets and vivid the moving life about me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • In good time no doubt they would come to discuss the reason for this pilgrimage safely at an end.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • But one thing is clear: atman seeks to realize Brahman, to be united with the Absolute, and it travels in this life on a pilgrimage where it is born and dies, and is born again and dies again, and again, and again, until it manages to shed the sheaths that imprison it here below.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It was like a weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The railroad had carried the remains of Johnston’s army from North Carolina to Atlanta and dumped them there, and from Atlanta they began their pilgrimages afoot.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I bow to the west and kiss the ground and promise that I will do zakat, I will do namaz, I will fast during Ramadan and when Ramadan has passed I will go on fasting, I will commit to memory every last word of His holy book, and I will set on a pilgrimage to that sweltering city in the desert and bow before the Ka’bah too.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I could not wring from my little lady how she had spent the day; except that, as I supposed, the goal of her pilgrimage was Penistone Crags; and she arrived without adventure to the gate of the farm-house, when Hareton happened to issue forth, attended by some canine followers, who attacked her train.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
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