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pilgrim

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Definition someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion

As a proper noun (capitalized), Pilgrim refers specifically to those who founded Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.
  • Three pilgrims were killed in the bus crash.
pilgrims = people who journey to a special place — typically as an act of religious devotion
  • Out on the roads the pilgrims sank down and fell over and died and...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • pilgrims = people who journey to a special place — typically as an act of religious devotion
  • 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 Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • pilgrims = The people who founded Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.
  • Early in the afternoon we overtook another procession of pilgrims;
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • pilgrims = people on a religious journey
  • a priest who was coming back with one of the returning streams of pilgrims.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • pilgrims = someone on a religious journey
  • ...it 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
  • pilgrim = someone on a religious journey
  • every pilgrim and stranger was welcome,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • pilgrim = someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
  • 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
  • pilgrim = Europeans who journeyed to and founded Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620
  • First Mama thought you were Dick Tracy or somebody, the time you spent studying crime the whole way over— now Nonna is asking if you're not a pilgrim!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • These passionate pilgrims could readily be distinguished; they formed oases of whispers, aloof, self-centered, in the turbulence of the crowd.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • She shook her head, a little drawing of a turkey in a Pilgrim hat in her hand.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • _Mithrandir, Mithrandir_ sang the Elves, _O Pilgrim Grey!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Other day, when I ask her, she say, "Pilgrims.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • The Valley of the Shadow of Death gives few of its pilgrims back to the world.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Sancho complied, and Ricote having spoken to the other pilgrims they withdrew to the grove they saw, turning a considerable distance out of the road.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • 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
  • On Easter morning he arose in the blue light and went with the other pilgrims to the Moravian cemetery.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • It was these records that brought the Grey Pilgrim to us.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • "Pilgrims!" a dozen voices chimed in.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds

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