congregation

Part of speech: noun

the act of congregating

Part of speech: noun

An assemblage, as for worship; a religious body.

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Usage examples "congregation":

  1. The children in the congregation are my salvation. - "Mushrooms on the Moor", Frank Boreham.
  2. She might have found opportunities in plenty in St. Stephen's Church, but the only young ladies she knew in the congregation belonged to the select Guild of which Miss Kendall was a member, and since her encounter with that lady Elizabeth had wisely avoided her. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.
  3. On Hospital Sundays the total sums collected from his flock were by far the largest that came from the pockets of any congregation in London. - "The Dweller on the Threshold", Robert Smythe Hichens.