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congregation
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Definition people who worship together in the same building

Much more rarely, congregation can reference any group of people, animals, or things collected together.
  • It's a casual congregation where many people wander into services late.
congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • The congregation voted to approve appointment of the new minister.
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • But I like being part of a congregation.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He tells his congregation that he is living proof that religion can save anyone.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He was used to us getting hand-me-downs from the congregations and that was fine with him.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • congregations = people who worship together in the same building
  • One by one, the congregation came forward and dropped nickels and dimes into a black enameled coffee can.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • I'm getting more people in my congregation every day.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • And the congregation responded with "Amen, Amen, Amen."
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • He told the congregation to go in peace,
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Some were in our congregation and some from other churches, but they had all come together to pray for our son.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • There was a rustling of dresses, and the standing congregation sat down.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • PARRIS: It cannot be forgot, sir, that when I summoned the congregation for John Proctor's excommunication there were hardly thirty people come to hear it.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • The king he visited around in the evening, and sweetened everybody up, and made himself ever so friendly; and he give out the idea that his congregation over in England would be in a sweat about him, so he must hurry and settle up the estate right away and leave for home.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • On the Sabbath day, when the congregation were singing...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • ...they dispersed to their seats and the congregation sat for an instant, expectant.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Your wife has become a most valued member of our congregation.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Now, I knew I hadn't exactly been the most spiritual kid in the congregation, but I still found his behavior sort of odd.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • congregation = group of people who worship together in the same building
  • He turned toward the congregation with the air of a preacher himself.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • Then he ... went to the church where the congregation was waiting.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • congregation = people who worship together in the same building
  • The other members of the congregation turned to watch her, as they always did, and most of them were smiling.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
congregation = people who worship together in the same building

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