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congregate

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Definition come together as a group
  • The planned demonstration never materialized because a heavy presence of police and soldiers made it impossible for protesters to congregate.
congregate = gather together
  • People congregated outside of City Hall to protest.
  • congregated = came together
  • He and his groupmates congregated by the tables in front of the Auditorium and took their packaged food.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • congregated = came together
  • Papa and the men who lived on the ranch would congregate below her window, their rich, sweet voices singing Las Martanitas, the birthday song.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • congregate = gather as a group
  • Between classes, Louie, Jordan, and their friends congregated near the administration building, sitting at the foot of the statue of Tommy Trojan, the symbol of USC.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • congregated = came together
  • When he finished, the guys turned and started to congregate at the mouth of the tunnel, their voices alive with excitement.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • congregate = come together
  • there was a sudden deep of seven hundred fathoms where all sorts of fish congregated
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • congregated = came together
  • About nineteen people congregated during the time it took for Norman Strick to walk up to the Courthouse and blow the whistle for the volunteer fire department.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • congregated = come together
  • In the compound, the POWs were congregating in joyful anticipation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • congregating = coming together
  • It was in the quiet at the end of the day, when we began to congregate in the open space before climbing into our caves.
    London, Jack  --  Before Adam
  • congregate = gather together
  • True, he said; but then the multitude is seldom willing to congregate unless they get a little honey.
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • Sailors were shouldering the luggage, and people were beginning to congregate.
    Woolf, Virginia  --  The Voyage Out
  • Hagrid added sharply, heading now toward the foot of the Astronomy Tower, where a small crowd was congregating.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • There is fear in the hate and impatience which impels the action of the mob congregated upon the streets beyond that window!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • I see stark-nude young witches congregate, And old ones, veiled and hidden shrewdly: On my account be kind, nor treat them rudely!
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • We were not allowed to "congregate" in the prison yard, but down the road we stopped both cars.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Were men intended, then, to congregate in few places, to squabble and to bicker and breed the discontents that led to injustice, hatred, and war?
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The sparks congregated at trauma points, sinking into the skin.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Not knowing what else to do with ourselves, we drifted after her and congregated around the door, which had been left open a crack.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • There is no place to dart into or congregate.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved

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