Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pilgrim.

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Examples

  • Since the term pilgrims was not in use at the time, members referred to their celebration as "Old Colony Day," later "Forefathers 'Day."

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  • The sanctity of the place, hallowed by hoary tradition, and the magnificence of the temple and its services, made it an object of veneration throughout the land, and pilgrims from the furthest corners of Anahuac came to offer up their devotions at the shrine of Quetzalcoatl.

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  • Before he became a national celebrity for telling us "What Went Wrong," Lewis delved as enthusiastically into such topics as the relative merits of donkeys and camels for medieval pilgrims, derivations of the Persian word for eggplant, and property law in the tenth-century Muslim provinces.

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  • With all the famous lamas and pilgrims from the far interior, even from

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • The warning, reported by Iranian news agencies, came after Iran's government confirmed reports that 11 Iranian citizens, whom it described as pilgrims, had been kidnapped last week while visiting Syria, Iran's strategic ally.

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  • The warning, reported by Iranian news agencies, came after Iran's government confirmed reports that 11 Iranian citizens, whom it described as pilgrims, had been kidnapped last week while visiting Syria, where the armed forces of President @nytimesworld for international breaking news and headlines.

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  • Those first adventurers we call pilgrims and the sixteenth President of the United States, though separated by time and circumstance, shared a common bond.

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  • The lots of the Latin pilgrims were regulated by chance, or choice, or subsequent exchange; and they abused, with intemperate joy, their triumph over the lives and fortunes of a great people.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Oriental Christians and the Latin pilgrims deplored a revolution, which, instead of the regular government and old alliance of the caliphs, imposed on their necks the iron yoke of the strangers of the North.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The preeminence was asserted by the spirit and numbers of the Franks; and the greatness of Charlemagne 60 protected both the Latin pilgrims and the Catholics of the East.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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