Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of almsgiving.

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Examples

  • Ashes are treated like almsgivings and the ushers stretch out with their collection baskets.

    The United Church of Cigarettes

  • That remarkable priest, who is the head of the Belgian Catholic Labour Unions, Pere Rutten, says: "Catholics aware of their duties and responsibilities have at all times set educational good works in the very forefront of their interests and of their almsgivings."

    The Problem in Canada

  • It prescribes prayers, almsgivings, fasting, pilgrimages, and ablutions, besides various rules to be observed in all the domestic and social relations.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

  • The Pharisees were very ostentatious in their almsgivings

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • "The evil heart," answered she, "is governed and kept down in us by our mortifications, our almsgivings, our penances, our prayers, and divers other holy exercises."

    Mistress Margery

  • Not to his own good works, almsgivings, church-goings, church-buildings.

    The Good News of God

  • Not to his own good works, almsgivings, church-goings, church-buildings.

    The Good News of God

  • Sermons, church-goings, almsgivings; leaving the Church and turning Dissenters or Roman Catholics; joining this sect and that sect; nothing will rid a man of his superstitious fear: nothing but believing the blessed message of the text.

    Town and Country Sermons

  • Not to his own good works, almsgivings, church-goings, church-buildings.

    The Good News of God

  • And if she could be as formal as a stockbroker with a new-bought peerage, she had a delightful way with the ordinary folk - she was never so gay and happy as when she held a party for children from the city in her garden, letting them run among the birds and monkeys, and at one of her almsgivings I saw her quite concerned as her treasurer scattered coins among the mob of hideous and stinking beggars clamouring at her gate.

    Fiancée

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