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denomination as in:  the Baptist denomination

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  • Billy Graham transcended denomination and became a spokesperson for most American Christians.
  • We shared a nondenominational prayer before beginning.
    nondenominational = intended for any Christian group rather than for a selected group with distinct beliefs
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nondenominational means not and reverses the meaning of denominational. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.

    In the case of nondenominational, the assumption of "Christian" denominations is typically inferred; though not inherent from the prefix.)
  • I had no idea what sort of denomination Orthodox Eclectic was, but I nodded like we had a big group of them back in Sylvan.   (source)
    denomination = group of associated churches
  • He stood up and said his Denomination believed in being kind to everybody; kind to animals and such.   (source)
  • It is not there that respectable people of any denomination can do most good; and it certainly is not there that the influence of the clergy can be most felt.   (source)
    denomination = a group of religious congregations (such as churches, temples, masques...) sharing distinctive beliefs and belonging to the same organization
  • Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or (smiling) of something else.   (source)
  • The chaplain came around and asked if we wanted to come to nondenominational services.   (source)
    nondenominational = not favoring one religious group over another
  • "WE HAVE A NONDENOMINATIONAL CHURCH," he stated.†   (source)
  • This is the hospital's idea of nondenominational.†   (source)
  • I was more of an Anglican than I ever was either a Congregationalist or an Episcopalian—or even a nondenominational, Hurd's Church whatever-I-was.†   (source)
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  • Even when Gravesend Academy bestowed the intellectual honor upon Pastor Merrill—of inviting him to be a frequent guest preacher in the academy's nondenominational church—Owen was critical.†   (source)
  • I used to be a Congregationalist—I was baptized in the Congregational Church, and after some years of fraternity with Episcopalians (I was confirmed in the Episcopal Church, too), I became rather vague in my religion: in my teens I attended a "nondenominational" church.†   (source)
  • Then he once more turned to The Book of Common Prayer; it was unusual for a Congregationalist—especially, in a nondenominational church—to be using the prayer book so scrupulously, but I was sure that my father respected that Owen had been an Episcopalian.†   (source)
  • I explained that I'd not attended an actual service in the Episcopal Church since the famous Nativity of '53; thinking of Hurd's Church and Pastor Merrill's rather lapsed Congregationalism, I said, "I guess I'm sort of nondenominational."†   (source)
  • Thank Heavens for Hurd's Church; that was the unfortunate name of the nondenominational church at Gravesend Academy—it was named after the academy's founder, that childless Puritan, the Rev. Emery Hurd himself.†   (source)
  • At the start of the winter term of our tenth-grade year at Gravesend Academy, the school's gouty minister—the Rev. Mr. Scammon, the officiant of the academy's nondenominational faith and the lackluster teacher of our Religion and Scripture classes—cracked his head on the icy steps of Hurd's Church and failed to regain consciousness.†   (source)
  • There were a host of religious opportunities at Danbury: a Friday Mass for Catholics, and sometimes a Sunday Mass as well (usually delivered by the "hot priest," a young padre who played guitar and spoke Italian and was thus adored by all the Italian-Americans); a Spanish Christian service on the weekends; a Buddhist meditation group and also rabbinical visits on Wednesdays; and a wacky weekly nondenominational be-in led by volunteers armed with acoustic guitars and scented candles.†   (source)
  • Although her clientele was nondenominational, she'd garnered a word-of-mouth reputation among temple sisterhoods, and patrons came from as far away as New York and Connecticut and even Maryland to relax and rejuvenate.†   (source)
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denomination as in:  bills of a large denomination

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  • And as most teenagers do, I had so many questions about my faith—whether it was compatible with modern science, for instance, or whether this or that denomination was correct on particular doctrinal disputes.†   (source)
  • Large-denomination bearer bonds drawn on the Vatican Bank.†   (source)
  • We had the religious denominations marked where there were any, for marches.†   (source)
  • We went over the denominations a few times—one cent, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents.†   (source)
  • When I was growing up, it was far and away the most popular denomination around, and there were Baptist churches on practically every corner of town, though each considered itself superior to the others.†   (source)
  • Though there was a considerable age difference between Father Mulligan and Reverend Ipe, and though they belonged to different denominations of the Church (whose only common sentiment was their mutual disaffection), both men enjoyed each other's company, and more often than not, Father Mulligan would be invited to stay for lunch.†   (source)
  • By February, I finally achieved some independence—just in time for a district board meeting of our church denomination in Greeley, Colorado, set for the first week in March.†   (source)
  • We allowed the unions to be abolished, the various religious denominations to be suppressed, there was no freedom of speech in the press or on the radio.†   (source)
  • The night the militants came they were looking for people of a particular sect, and demanded to see ID cards, to check what sort of names everyone had, but fortunately for Saeed's father and Saeed and Nadia their names were not associated with the denomination being hunted.†   (source)
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  • The Adventist denomination is the only spiritual home I've ever known.†   (source)
  • The denomination of the preacher the company hired automatically became ours too.†   (source)
  • Some men only attended services in their own denomination.†   (source)
  • Just as important, Pentecostalism and other conservative evangelical denominations discourage drinking and adultery, and these are both practices that have caused tremendous hardship to African women in particular.†   (source)
  • Bills and cents come in nice, even denominations.†   (source)
  • The denominations differ in tiny calibrations of literalism.†   (source)
  • As rector of King's Chapel, the first Anglican church in Boston, the Reverend Caner was the leading Church of England clergyman in Massachusetts and a greatly respected figure among all denominations.†   (source)
  • Belle accepted, too, her denomination's strictures against alcohol, narcotics, and unclean foods; against swearing and unchastity; and against violation of the Ten Commandments—including the Commandment that stipulated, "Thou Shalt Not Kill."†   (source)
  • The truth, of course, is that the ailment crosses denominational lines.†   (source)
  • Bearer bonds of various denominations.†   (source)
  • I turned from side to side in indecision, looking at the pieces of broken head, the small coins of all denominations that were scattered about.†   (source)
  • Still, after the events of 9/11, I returned to the Unitarian Church, the same denomination in which I was active when I was sixteen.†   (source)
  • You kept close handsome sums of cash in small denominations.†   (source)
  • I commenced to feel right bad about the Denomination having to mess with the whole thing.†   (source)
  • All across the country I went to church on Sundays, a different denomination every week, but nowhere did I find the quality of that Vermont preacher.†   (source)
  • What denomination you a preacher in?†   (source)
  • The corporation will issue up to $5 billion in energy bonds, and I especially want them to be in small denominations so that average Americans can invest directly in America's energy security.†   (source)
  • Webb reached into his left pocket and pulled out the denominations he had placed there.†   (source)
  • She had collated the certificates by denominations, the stacks and the franc notes on the desk.†   (source)
  • Every Sunday morning, a minister from a different denomination would preach to us.†   (source)
  • Our Denomination has agreed to take you—possibly against our better judgment, but we have.†   (source)
  • Bourne withdrew a folded stack of American bills, $1, 000 denominations visible when rolled open.†   (source)
  • "Ministers of my denomination have been expelled from the Church for dabbling in these, to my mind, unholy proceedings," says Reverend Verringer.†   (source)
  • No one could remember the denomination of the school minister, a sepulchral old gentleman who favored bow ties and had the habit of pinning his vestment to the floor with an errant stab of his cane; he suffered from gout.†   (source)
  • Our denomination stresses health, and I promote the health-conscious magazines Vibrant Life and Health among our congregation.†   (source)
  • Our Committee consists of a number of ladies, my own dear wife among them, and of several gentlemen of standing, and clergymen of three denominations, including the Prison Chaplain, whose names you will find appended.†   (source)
  • Following the custom of our denomination, when Pastor Ford asked if anyone wanted to turn to Jesus Christ, Curtis and I both went up to the front of the church.†   (source)
  • With numerous denominations to choose from (everything except Congregational), he tried nearly all—the Anglican Christ Church, the meetinghouses of the Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, Quakers, the German Moravians—and passed judgment on them all, both their music and the comparative quality of their preaching.†   (source)
  • Underneath, neatly layered, were thirty thousand francs, in varying denominations, roughly five thousand dollars, American.†   (source)
  • Although the Reverend was a Methodist too, he had been a salary man for the company, and the denomination considered him tainted and wanted no part of him.†   (source)
  • Those I saw were mostly modest five-by-sevens (I later learned they were gifts for contributions to his first campaign), plainly framed black-andwhite portraits of him, often hung in a kind of sacred paper altar that mom-and-pop businesses tape up on the wall beside the cash register: John Kwang hung there with the first tilled bills of each denomination, a son's Ivy League diploma, a tattered letter of U.S. citizenship from the county clerk of Queens.†   (source)
  • It is only when they and I are blinded by tribal and denominational narrowness that we insist upon our differences and can recognize goodness only in the robes of our own crowd.†   (source)
  • Life at the Atkins household, like that at the Jennings place, is dominated by faith, and their denomination is also growing wide and strong by pulling converts from more traditional mainstream urban churches.†   (source)
  • With twenty or more churches of differing denominations to choose from (something unknown in Massachusetts), the lieutenant attended as many as possible—an "English" church (most likely Trinity Church on Broadway, which was Church of England), a Congregational meeting, a high Dutch church (probably Old Dutch Church on Garden Street), where only Dutch was spoken, and the city's one synagogue, Shearith Israel, on Mill Street.†   (source)
  • She made her points succinctly, altering the cashiers checks to bearer bonds, payable in dollars, in denominations ranging from a maximum of twenty thousand dollars to a minimum of five.†   (source)
  • Like for so many inner-city blacks who left mainstream churches for Pentecostal congregations in the 1970s and 1980s (making it the fastest-growing denomination in the country), Scripture Cathedral offered Cedric and Barbara neat designations of good and evil and strict rules forbidding even common activities, like watching movies or dressing provocatively.†   (source)
  • In any case, it is interesting that my grandmother's father, after consummating the sale, converted the proceeds into Federal gold dollars of various denominations, no doubt in shrewd foreknowledge of the disastrous war to come, and placed the coins in a clay jug which he buried beneath an azalea at the back of the garden.†   (source)
  • There were also three denominational colleges for young women.†   (source)
  • My father had to send me to a small denominational college.†   (source)
  • 1833 (and, on Sundays, heard even one of the original three bells in the same steeple where descendants of the same pigeons strutted and crooned or wheeled in short courses resembling soft fluid paint-smears on the soft summer sky); —a Sunday morning in June with the bells ringing peaceful and peremptory and a little cacophonous—the denominations in concord though not in tune—and the ladies and children, and house negroes to carry the parasols and flywhisks, and even a few men (the ladies moving in hoops among the miniature broadcloth of little boys and the pantalettes of little girls, in the skirts of the time when ladies did not walk but floated) when the other men sitting with thei†   (source)
  • He asked them to excuse him; he returned to the room with the sum which had been given him, to the exact penny and in the exact denominations, and insisted that they take it back.†   (source)
  • Saturday we put in at Baltimore where the tramps of the port were waiting on Clap Hill, and the denominations with printed verses.†   (source)
  • Carrie found her purse bursting with good green bills of comfortable denominations.†   (source)
  • Apparently she did not have enough to attend a small Midwestern denominational college.†   (source)
  • Finally he urged unity, and deprecated especially religious and denominational bickering.†   (source)
  • He had a peculiar religion of his own and could not get on with any of the denominations.†   (source)
  • The Methodists still form the second greatest denomination, with nearly a million members.†   (source)
  • In form, he was certainly an Episcopalian, though not a sectary of that denomination.†   (source)
  • First, the perplexing mystery of the place was, Who belonged to the eighteen denominations?†   (source)
  • What denomination do you belong to, my friend?†   (source)
  • He had joined an Artizans' Mutual Improvement Society established in the town about the time of his arrival there; its members being young men of all creeds and denominations, including Churchmen, Congregationalists, Baptists, Unitarians, Positivists, and others—agnostics had scarcely been heard of at this time—their one common wish to enlarge their minds forming a sufficiently close bond of union.†   (source)
  • He hopes to see all the evangelical denominations joined in one strong body, opposing Catholicism and Christian Science, and properly guiding all movements that make for morality and prohibition.†   (source)
  • I was under the impression that you had sheets of them folded up and tucked away in a little pocket of your wallet, all arranged according to denomination.†   (source)
  • If no other consideration had convinced me of the value of the Christian life, the Christlike work which the Church of all denominations in America has done during the last thirty-five years for the elevation of the black man would have made me a Christian.†   (source)
  • Great mistake for any doctor to not identify himself with some good solid religious denomination, whether he believes the stuff or not.†   (source)
  • I went to a denominational college and learned that since dictating the Bible, and hiring a perfect race of ministers to explain it, God has never done much but creep around and try to catch us disobeying it.†   (source)
  • While the institution is in no sense denominational, we have a department known as the Phelps Hall Bible Training School, in which a number of students are prepared for the ministry and other forms of Christian work, especially work in the country districts.†   (source)
  • The faith of these two leading denominations was more suited to the slave church from the prominence they gave to religious feeling and fervor.†   (source)
  • It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws, concerning matters of all possible denominations; ecclesiastical or temporal; civil, military, maritime, or criminal; this being the place where that absolute despotic power which must, in all governments, reside somewhere, is intrusted by the constitution of these kingdoms.†   (source)
  • Add one fool to another fool, and in six years' time six fools more—they're all of the same denomination, big and little's nothing to do with the sum!†   (source)
  • He was for any description of policy, in the compass of a week; and nailed all sorts of colours to every denomination of mast.†   (source)
  • It may be worth thinking of by Fawners of all denominations—in Westminster Abbey and Saint Paul's Cathedral put together, on any Sunday in the year.†   (source)
  • Could it be hurtful to send for some one — some minister of any denomination, it does not matter which — to explain it, and show you how very far you have erred from its precepts; and how unfit you will be for its heaven, unless a change takes place before you die?'†   (source)
  • She had pleaded the cause of freedom, of doing as they chose, of not caring for the aspect and denomination of their life—the cause of other instincts and longings, of quite another ideal.†   (source)
  • [Footnote g: See the Constitution of New York, Art.7, Section 4:— "And whereas the ministers of the gospel are, by their profession, dedicated to the service of God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their functions: therefore no minister of the gospel, or priest of any denomination whatsoever, shall at any time hereafter, under any pretence or description whatever, be eligible to, or capable of holding, any civil or military office or place within this State.†   (source)
  • They were the Women of England, the Daughters of Britain, the Sisters of all the cardinal virtues separately, the Females of America, the Ladies of a hundred denominations.†   (source)
  • Such too, to a greater or less extent, is the condition of the operatives of every denomination in England, which is the great workhouse of the world.†   (source)
  • Still, when Brahmins but irritated with begging demands the mother of his master's wife, and when she sent them away so angry that they cursed the whole retinue (which was the real reason of the second off-side bullock going lame, and of the pole breaking the night before), he was prepared to accept any priest of any other denomination in or out of India.†   (source)
  • Several churches of different denominations are open, and divine service is performed in them unhindered.†   (source)
  • being stupid, and will be judged by Arthur not Doyce and Clennam for this once so good-bye darling and God bless you and may you be very happy and excuse the liberty, vowing that the dress shall never be finished by anybody else but shall be laid by for a keepsake just as it is and called Little Dorrit though why that strangest of denominations at any time I never did myself and now I never shall!'†   (source)
  • I have said that the company were all gone; but I ought to have excepted Uriah, whom I don't include in that denomination, and who had never ceased to hover near us.†   (source)
  • "And what denomination do you distinguish as the standing-order?" inquired Miss Temple, with some surprise.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Accordingly they betake themselves to a neighbouring dining-house, of the class known among its frequenters by the denomination slapbang, where the waitress, a bouncing young female of forty, is supposed to have made some impression on the susceptible Smallweed, of whom it may be remarked that he is a weird changeling to whom years are nothing.†   (source)
  • 'My family,' said Mrs. Micawber, who always said those two words with an air, though I never could discover who came under the denomination, 'my family are of opinion that Mr. Micawber should quit London, and exert his talents in the country.†   (source)
  • Mr. Chadband is attached to no particular denomination and is considered by his persecutors to have nothing so very remarkable to say on the greatest of subjects as to render his volunteering, on his own account, at all incumbent on his conscience; but he has his followers, and Mrs. Snagsby is of the number.†   (source)
  • For me to use the forms of any other denomination would be as singular as our own have proved to the people here this evening.†   (source)
  • We have already said that, among the endless variety of religious instructors, the settlers were accustomed to hear every denomination urge its own distinctive precepts, and to have found one indifferent to this Interesting subject would have been destructive to his influence.†   (source)
  • 'It is not for one, situated, through his original errors and a fortuitous combination of unpropitious events, as is the foundered Bark (if he may be allowed to assume so maritime a denomination), who now takes up the pen to address you — it is not, I repeat, for one so circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation.†   (source)
  • A small and humble dwelling was prepared for his family, and the divine had made his appearance in the place but a few days previously to the time of his introduction to the reader, As his forms were entirely new to most of the inhabitants, and a clergyman of another denomination had previously occupied the field, by engaging the academy, the first Sunday after his arrival was allowed to pass in silence; but now that his rival had passed on, like a meteor filling the air with the light of his wisdom, Richard was empowered to give notice that "Public worship, after the forms of the Protestant Episcopal Church, would be hel†   (source)
  • It had been built under a strong conviction of the necessity of a more seemly place of worship than "the long room of the academy," and under an implied agreement that, after its completion, the question should be fairly put to the people, that they might decide to what denomination it should belong.†   (source)
  • * The divines of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States commonly call other denominations Dissenters, though there never was an established church in their own country!†   (source)
  • The multitudes of all sects and denominations that attended his sermons were enormous, and it was matter of speculation to me, who was one of the number, to observe the extraordinary influence of his oratory on his hearers, and how much they admir'd and respected him, notwithstanding his common abuse of them, by assuring them that they were naturally half beasts and half devils.†   (source)
  • The Writer of this, is one of those few, who never dishonours religion either by ridiculing, or cavilling at any denomination whatsoever.†   (source)
  • Under our present denomination of British subjects, we can neither be received nor heard abroad: The custom of all courts is against us, and will be so, until, by an independance, we take rank with other nations.†   (source)
  • She hath already a large and young family, whom it is more her duty to take care of, than to be granting away her property, to support a power who is become a reproach to the names of men and christians—YE, whose office it is to watch over the morals of a nation, of whatsoever sect or denomination ye are of, as well as ye, who, are more immediately the guardians of the public liberty, if ye wish to preserve your native country uncontaminated by European corruption, ye must in secret wish a separation—But leaving the moral part to private reflection, I shall chiefly confine my farther remarks to the following heads.†   (source)
  • Were we all of one way of thinking, our religious dispositions would want matter for probation; and on this liberal principle, I look on the various denominations among us, to be like children of the same family, differing only, in what is called, their Christian names.†   (source)
  • The two first pages, (and the whole doth not make four) we give you credit for, and expect the same civility from you, because the love and desire of peace is not confined to Quakerism, it is the natural, as well the religious wish of all denominations of men.†   (source)
  • And such, unfortunately, take up more room than the larger denominations of currency.†   (source)
  • What universal binomial denominations would be his as entity and nonentity?†   (source)
  • These factors, he alleged, and the revolting spectacles offered by our streets, hideous publicity posters, religious ministers of all denominations, mutilated soldiers and sailors, exposed scorbutic cardrivers, the suspended carcases of dead animals, paranoic bachelors and unfructified duennas—these, he said, were accountable for any and every fallingoff in the calibre of the race.†   (source)
  • Similar sentiments have hitherto prevailed among all orders and denominations of men among us.†   (source)
  • He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.†   (source)
  • As every person called up made exactly the same appearance he had done in the world, it gave me melancholy reflections to observe how much the race of human kind was degenerated among us within these hundred years past; how the pox, under all its consequences and denominations had altered every lineament of an English countenance; shortened the size of bodies, unbraced the nerves, relaxed the sinews and muscles, introduced a sallow complexion, and rendered the flesh loose and rancid.†   (source)
  • Holland, in which no particle of the supreme authority is derived from the people, has passed almost universally under the denomination of a republic.†   (source)
  • Impositions of this kind usually fall under the denomination of indirect taxes, and must for a long time constitute the chief part of the revenue raised in this country.†   (source)
  • The taxes intended to be comprised under the general denomination of internal taxes may be subdivided into those of the DIRECT and those of the INDIRECT kind.†   (source)
  • It seems to be a construction scarcely avoidable, however, that those who come under the denomination of FREE INHABITANTS of a State, although not citizens of such State, are entitled, in every other State, to all the privileges of FREE CITIZENS of the latter; that is, to greater privileges than they may be entitled to in their own State: so that it may be in the power of a particular State, or rather every State is laid under a necessity, not only to confer the rights of citizenship in other States upon any whom it may admit to such rights within itself, but upon any whom it may allow to become inhabitants within its jurisdiction.†   (source)
  • In being compelled to labor, not for himself, but for a master; in being vendible by one master to another master; and in being subject at all times to be restrained in his liberty and chastised in his body, by the capricious will of another, the slave may appear to be degraded from the human rank, and classed with those irrational animals which fall under the legal denomination of property.†   (source)
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