Definitions

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  • proper n. The first or the expected second coming of Christ.
  • proper n. The period or season of the Christian church year between Advent Sunday and Christmas.

Etymologies

See advent (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the mass of the first Sunday of Advent, our priest reminded us that Advent is a season of penance, not partying, that in Advent we are called to penance, to prepare our hearts for the Lord, and charity to others.

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  • Perhaps the right way to celebrate Advent is to let the signs of God's love that we receive in this period penetrate our soul, without resistance, without questions and quibbling.

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  • And so Advent is a time when we prepare our house -- our hearts -- for the birth of Christ.

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  • The introit for the first Sunday in Advent, Ad te levavi, was usually one of the most elaborately decorated as this introit opened the Temporale and hence the gradual proper. 99 None of the graduals of German Dominican women were decorated with miniatures, only decorated or historiated initials.

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  • More recently i loved the soundtrack in Advent Rising even though the game sucked horribly.

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  • Traditionalists remember that Advent is like the little sibling of Lent - this period is penitential, as one waits for the birth of the Messiah.

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  • As the world has now hit the 15th of December, the season of Advent is in full swing.

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  • It was one Sunday – the Somethingth Sunday in Advent, I think – and Denny and Daisy and their father and Albert's uncle came to dinner, which is in the middle of the day on that day of rest and the same things to eat for grown-ups and us.

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  • Advent comes from the Latin adventus meaning coming.

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  • Tamale RMS®, which going forward will be marketed under the name Advent Tamale RMSTM, creates a centralized information hub to easily manage and access research information, enhancing collaboration across the investment team and optimizing the investment decision making process.

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