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  • n. Plural form of church.

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Examples

  • Cotton Mather had prophesied of a coming time when churches would have to be gathered _out of the churches_ in the colony.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • But the churches, _as churches_, have done very little for the cause of the "Prince of peace," and now the world itself has outgrown their moral standard and looks to them for guidance and inspiration no more.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • Skeptic though he was, Girard sometimes gave money to build churches, not because they were _churches_, but because, as buildings, they contributed to the improvement of the city.

    Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs

  • Chap. XIII.;) so the same holy Spirit of Christ is pleased to style single congregations, _churches_, "Let women keep silence in the churches," 1 Cor.xiv. 34, i.e. in the single congregations of this one church of Corinth: and often mention is made of the church that is in such or such an _house_, as Rom. xvi.

    The Divine Right of Church Government by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London

  • The sexism that percolates in churches is exactly the same type of sexism we face in our every day lives except for one thing.

    Book Review - A Church of Her Own

  • Black women and women whose grandmothers were black are today furnishing our teachers; they are the main pillars of those social settlements which we call churches; and they have with small doubt raised three-fourths of our church property.

    DARKWATER

  • The charges most strenuously insisted upon against them were, that they weakened the respect of children for their parents, by not paying the honors due to ancestors; that they indecently brought together young men and women in retired places, which they called churches; that they made girls kneel before them, and enclosed them with their legs, and conversed with them, while in this posture, in undertones.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Less than two per cent of the men attend church, and if the extracts we read from the sermons preached in their churches is a fair sample of the teaching given there, the ninety-eight who stay at home are better off than the two who go!

    Three Times and Out: A Canadian Boy's Experience in Germany

  • Black women (and women whose grandmothers were black) are today furnishing our teachers; they are the main pillars of those social settlements which we call churches; and they have with small doubt raised three-fourths of our church property.

    Darkwater Voices from Within the Veil

  • All this is true in reference to the smaller communities of congregations, and with the necessary modifications it is quite as true in reference to the larger aggregations which we call churches or denominations.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.

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