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Three pilgrims were killed in the bus crash.
  someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
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  • Three pilgrims were killed in the bus crash.
  • every pilgrim and stranger was welcome,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • a priest who was coming back with one of the returning streams of pilgrims.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • Early in the afternoon we overtook another procession of pilgrims;
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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  • starts out with this peasant—the pilgrim—wanting to find out what it means in the Bible when it says you should pray incessantly.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Out on the roads the pilgrims sank down and fell over and died and...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • I mean, sure, the Indians and Pilgrims were best friends during that first Thanksgiving, but a few years later, the Pilgrims were shooting Indians.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring! And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • Cardboard turkeys and black Pilgrim hats were taped to the first-floor windows of Gracie’s house.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • My dad has two beers and gets tipsy and entertains us with stories about crazy clients, and my mom keeps telling me to order whatever I want, and Izzy puts a napkin over her head and pretends to be a pilgrim tasting California rolls for the first time.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • Evan, on his knees behind us like a pilgrim at the altar.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Instead I knelt on the floor, feeling like a pilgrim begging advice from an all-knowing oracle.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I believed that everyone should be able to practice according to their own preferences and beliefs, but an awful lot of pilgrims in prison seem to be making it up as they go along, in silly ways—wearing a contraband napkin on their head one month when they’re practicing Islam, and then appearing in the Buddhist meditation circle the next—after realizing that they could duck out of work for this new brand of religious observance.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Every year I wonder whether I should sell out and pilgrim there, to claim my ancestral seat.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Last week she had told them the story of Pilgrim’s Progress, drawing on every detail she could remember.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • A pilgrim is a traveler going to a spiritual place.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • In history we learn about the pilgrims in Plymouth Plantation in 1621 and the food they ate, wild turkeys and corn and five deer brought to the feast by the Indians.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "Pilgrims!" a dozen voices chimed in.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Credentials established, my fellow pilgrim pulled out of a shopping bag her own Bible and settled back to read with an aspirated sigh of pleasure and a wet smacking of lips.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A dedicated hajj terminal that could process three hundred thousand pilgrims a season.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He orders these pilgrims to be driven away, but she receives them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The sandstone cliffs were home to Buddhist monks who carved caves in them to use as living quarters and as sanctuary for weary traveling pilgrims.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • When the pilgrims came to Tinos every August to visit the icon, Mr. Roussos sold rolls of film to them and developed their photos in his darkroom for a fee.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The idea of protection of pilgrims was the guise under which the Templars ran their mission.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • It was as if a new birth, with stronger assimilations than the first, had converted the forest-land, still so uncongenial to every other pilgrim and wanderer, into Hester Prynne’s wild and dreary, but life-long home.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Almost all the armed pilgrims that went to the Holy Land took for their arms either a cross, in honor of their mission, or birds of passage, in sign of the long voyage they were about to undertake, and which they hoped to accomplish on the wings of faith.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Passepartout started off forthwith, and found himself in the streets of Allahabad, that is, the City of God, one of the most venerated in India, being built at the junction of the two sacred rivers, Ganges and Jumna, the waters of which attract pilgrims from every part of the peninsula.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Little Women — Louisa May Alcott CHAPTER ONE PLAYING PILGRIMS "Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • And this knight was a great pilgrim, for every third year he would be at Jerusalem.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • As they moved away from the glowing recession into the darkness again, she thought of the stories she’d heard of pilgrims traveling thousands of miles to look at that golden box, thinking they were in the presence of St. Peter.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • An old pilgrim’s hoard, dead treasure, hollow shells.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • With that concluding word, the whole assembly, exalting their pilgrim’s staves, rushed round me in a body; and I, having no weapon to raise in self-defence, commenced grappling with Joseph, my nearest and most ferocious assailant, for his.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • They wandered here and there with their absurd long staves in their hands, like a lot of faithless pilgrims bewitched inside a rotten fence.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Some of you are young pilgrims to walk this rough waste.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • Mr. Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody’s private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Who else but a fellow pilgrim can appreciate what we must sacrifice to find the answer?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Two tables further on, a palmer, with his pilgrim’s costume complete, was practising the lament of the Holy Queen, not forgetting the drone and the nasal drawl.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Where the raiding parties had once streamed along the highways with fluttering pennoncels, now there were merry bands of pilgrims telling each other dirty stories on the way to Canterbury.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • For the unhappy pilgrim herself there was very good reason.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • A few dull courts and narrow ways brought us to the sky-lighted offices of Spenlow and Jorkins; in the vestibule of which temple, accessible to pilgrims without the ceremony of knocking, three or four clerks were at work as copyists.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The town was jammed with eager pilgrims, and though we tried at all the decent boarding houses, we could not find a single room.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • And one imagines that the American mainland glittered for him the way it did for all those entrepreneurs and pilgrims and runaways and adventurers who crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific hoping to carve out a piece of it for themselves.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • On all such pilgrims Perrault bestowed his blessing—forgetful, it might be, that they were lost and straying sheep.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Even Chaucer’s pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales (1384), while neither they nor their tales are inevitably holy, are making an Easter pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, and much of their talk invokes the Bible and religious teaching.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The scene was the hall of Capulet’s house, and Romeo in his pilgrim’s dress had entered with Mercutio and his other friends.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • It had flourished and been glorious all over Russia through its elders, to see and hear whom pilgrims had flocked for thousands of miles from all parts.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • "Second to NONE," said the Pilgrim, who had stood near enough to hear, and had listened to this conversation with marked impatience.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • That morning he had convicted a railway clerk of overcharging pilgrims for their tickets, and a Pathan of attempted rape.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
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