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  • proper n. Plural form of Pilgrim.
  • proper n. The early settlers of the Plymouth Colony who left for the New World in early 17th century. Usually used in plural.


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  • It wasnt until around the time of the American Revolution that the name Pilgrims came to be associated with the Plymouth settlers, and the Pilgrims became the symbol of American morality and Christian faith, fortitude, and family.

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  • And: "Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims is a surreal romp through 19th-century Japan and most of the space-time continuum."

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  • The people we know as the Pilgrims have become so surrounded with legends that we tend to forget that they were real people.

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  • In fairness, however, I did take a look at what other people were saying in Amazon. com and was slightly surprised to find quite a bunch of positive reader reviews, although there was general agreement that Strange Pilgrims is not a heavyweight piece of work.

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  • So, the new American League team was dubbed the Pilgrims and the National League team the Beaneaters.

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  • I have no doubt but that the story of the Pilgrims is quite true, for the flower still grows in its lovely sweetness all about the hills of Plymouth.

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  • 'The Canterbury Pilgrims' is German in method and expression, and it is merely by the accident of language that it can be classed as British opera at all.

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  • Beginning with Chaucer, his "Canterbury Pilgrims" is English, both in scene and character; it is even mentioned of the Abbess that "Frenche of Paris was to her unknowe"; but his "Legende of Goode Women" might, so far as its subject-matter is concerned, have been written by a French, a Spanish, or an Italian

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  • Myth #2: The people who came across the ocean on the Mayflower were called Pilgrims.

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  • Before Boston’s American League baseball team was the Red Sox, they were called the Pilgrims.

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