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synagogue
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
a place of worship for a people of the Jewish faith
  • He seemed to enjoy himself, when old-country and synagogue buddies and former partners were there, telling them he was done for.
    Chapter 6 (77% in)
  • But although she never went to the synagogue, ate bread on Passover, sent Mama to the pork butcher where meat was cheaper, loved canned lobster and other forbidden food, she was not an atheist and free-thinker.
    Chapter 1 (78% in)
  • And while Mrs. Anticol stayed pious, it was his idea of grand apostasy to drive to the reform synagogue on the high holidays and park his pink-eye nag among the luxurious, whirl-wired touring cars of the rich Jews who bared their heads inside as if they were attending a theater, a kind of abjectness in them that gave him grim entertainment to the end of his life.
    Chapter 1 (83% in)
  • Also their merits: which heavy character of fifty was a good boy, a donor, a friend, a compassionate man, a man of balls, a lucid percentage calculator, a fellow willing to make a loan of charity though he couldn't sign his name, a giver of scrolls to the synagogue, a protector of Polish relatives.
    Chapter 5 (55% in)
  • On my back, I took him in and out of the limousine, in the autumn park of the cemetery, low-grown with shrubs and slabs; back again to the cold-cuts dinner for the mourners, and afterward, at nightfall, to the synagogue in his black duds, his feet riding stirrupless and weak by my sides and his cheek on my back.
    Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • Einhorn wasn't religious, but to go to the synagogue was due form and, regardless of what he thought, he knew how to conduct himself.
    Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • I headed for Einhorn's, and on the boulevard, where the trees had begun to bud in the favorite purple of Chicago April evening, instilled with carbon and with the smells of crocodile beds of guck from the cleaned sewers, by the lamps of the synagogue, people were coming out in new coats and business hats, with square velvet envelopes for their prayer things.
    Chapter 10 (10% in)
  • I was surprised by this phrase, which he explained as follows: "My father was janitor of a synagogue, and I hung around the cellar.
    Chapter 24 (25% in)

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