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congregation
used in The Poisonwood Bible

23 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
the congregation voted
Definition
people who worship together in the same building
  • He turned toward the congregation with the air of a preacher himself.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (27% in)
congregation = people who worship together in the same building
There are no more uses of "congregation" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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  • But remember: air travel, roads, cities, prostitution, the congregation of people for efficient commerce—these are gifts of godspeed to the virus.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (81% in)
  • With one of his huge hands he reached out to the congregation, pulling them in.
    Book 1 — Genesis (27% in)
  • At first they'd insulted my father by turning us down, even after our Bethlehem congregation had done special tithes for a whole year to fly us here for the perfusion of Jesus' name.
    Book 1 — Genesis (42% in)
  • One of the men in the congregation confided to Father that having church just every old now and then, as it seems to them, instead of on market day, has always bamfuzzled everybody about the Christians.
    Book 1 — Genesis (50% in)
  • The ragtag congregation chimed in with every sort of word and tune.
    Book 1 — Genesis (88% in)
  • Without the chief's blessing he could have no congregation.
    Book 2 — Revelation (12% in)
  • After the lineup Anatole marches them into the church and urges them, I guess, to wrestle with their numbers and their French congregations and what not.
    Book 2 — Revelation (39% in)
  • The people of your congregation are mostly what we call in Kikongo the lenzuka.
    Book 2 — Revelation (42% in)
  • And since it's none other than Anatole himself who stands beside Father and translates the sermons into their language, I'm sure he figured Anatole would be the very first one of the childlike dog-pee dingwit congregation to be touched by God's pure light.
    Book 2 — Revelation (49% in)
  • When he looked out over those soldierless congregations, he must have seen ghosts, marching north.
    Book 3 — Judges (8% in)
  • According to Nelson's accounting, nearly half my father's congregation were relatives of dead twins.
    Book 3 — Judges (17% in)
  • It is a special kind of person who will draw together a congregation, stand up before them with a proud, clear voice, and say words wrong, week after week.
    Book 3 — Judges (18% in)
  • Often the Reverend simply went out and walked along the river for hours, alone, trying out his sermons on the lilies of the field—who understand him about as well as his congregation and frankly are better listeners.
    Book 3 — Judges (20% in)
  • The radio a live mass of wire oozing from his trunk, a seething congregation of snakes.
    Book 3 — Judges (89% in)
  • The congregation of his very own church interrupted the sermon to hold an election on whether or not to accept Jesus Christ as the personal Saviour of Kilanga.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (16% in)
  • A month earlier when thunderstorms seemed imminent, Father had counseled his congregation to repent their sins and the Lord would reward them with rain.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (18% in)
  • Father pointed his finger like a gun at Tata Ndu, then swung it around to accuse the whole congregation.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (26% in)
  • Opening up the bargaining table to a would-be congregation.
    Book 5 — Exodus (56% in)
  • It's a vast congregation of hunger, infectious disease, and desperation, masquerading as opportunity.
    Book 5 — Exodus (57% in)
  • "Each time his loyal congregation screams, "Mookoo!
    Book 5 — Exodus (62% in)
  • I merely study the congregation.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (73% in)
  • I wonder if they still think of him standing tall before his congregation shouting, "Tata Jesus is bängala!
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (99% in)

There are no more uses of "congregation" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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