Definitions

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  • noun As many as a church will hold.

Etymologies

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church +‎ -ful

Examples

  • At mass Christmas day last year the Communion hymn was The First Noel, one of my top three favorite carols, even when it's sung by a churchful of tone-deaf Catholics, many of them still half-asleep from having been dragged from their beds at an ungodly early hour to watch the kids tear into their presents from Santa, or maybe I'm just projecting.

    The most recent Noel the angel did say

  • At mass Christmas day last year the Communion hymn was The First Noel, one of my top three favorite carols, even when it's sung by a churchful of tone-deaf Catholics, many of them still half-asleep from having been dragged from their beds at an ungodly early hour to watch the kids tear into their presents from Santa, or maybe I'm just projecting.

    Lance Mannion:

  • But the melancholy image of that churchful of people singing "You Are My Sunshine" is even stronger.

    Funeral Music

  • Ann - While Gibson has bent history in Braveheart and the Patriot The Brits never burned a churchful of Americans alive, Wallace's final words were not "Freedom" - with The Passion his stated goal was that the movie be true and honest to the Gospels.

    "Gibson is a primitive all right, but so were Cecil B. DeMille and D. W. Griffith, and somehow we survived their idiocies."

  • A churchful of dark-wrapped women sunk there in wild, humble supplication of dread and of bliss filled Kate with tenderness and revulsion.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Well, God saved me that eye and I have more to be thankful for than any one else in all that big churchful yesterday.

    Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens

  • Cadge he was forcing a churchful of peach and apple blossoms.

    The Bacillus of Beauty A Romance of To-day

  • "I thought there was something brave and pathetic in her getting up there before that churchful of people, to confess," she said.

    Rainbow Valley

  • As Mrs. Crown said, "There's a whole churchful up here praying for you," and I guess that will pull me through.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

  • As Mrs. Crown said, "There's a whole churchful up here praying for you," and I guess that will pull me through.

    Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis

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