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  • proper n. The week preceding Easter containing Palm Sunday, Spy Wednesday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the week before Easter, in which the passion of our Savior is commemorated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the week before Easter

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Examples

  • For this one work, written in 1638, he joins the immortals --- not only is it clearly an exquisite piece, but one of the 17th century Popes decided it should be played only on Wednesday and Good Friday of Holy Week, and only in the Sistine Chapel.

    Jesse Kornbluth: 'Eat Pray Love' Merchandise Gets 72 Hours On Home Shopping Network. Doesn't That Miss The Point?

  • Next week is Holy Week - I'll be blogging during the earlier part of the week but then break off, and will be back after Easter...

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • For me, Holy Week is the culmination of the liturgical year, the point around which everything revolves.

    Welcome to Holy Week

  • Well, coming up, Holy Week and a poignant anniversary at the Vatican.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2007

  • As I slowly turned the pages for Holy Week, phrases leapt out at me, perfectly speaking to my heart, bringing tears to my eyes as I thought of what Jesus endured ... for me.

    The Way I Feel Right Now

  • I rented it just because it's Holy Week and because I'll be preaching on Good Friday.

    trinityboy Diary Entry

  • The processions and functions of Holy Week and other _fiestas_ have been so often and so fully described that there is no need to refer to them; but there are several curious survivals and religious customs in out-of-the-way places which seem to have escaped notice.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

  • At Nismes, in Languedoc -- destined periodically, for the next three centuries, to be the scene of civil dissension arising from religious intolerance -- as early as in Holy Week, three Protestant ministers had been preaching in private houses and administering baptism.

    The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)

  • Ramon went to the _Morada_, the chapter house of the _penitentes_, alone and late at night, for all of the whippings and initiations of the order, except those of Holy Week, are carried on in the utmost secrecy.

    The Blood of the Conquerors

  • At last comes Holy Week, with its pilgrims that flock from every part of the world.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

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