Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of daven.

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Examples

  • When Orthodox Jews pray they do what's called davening.

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  • Students also must make time for morning prayers, known as davening, and rabbinical training.

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  • (For my Jewish brethren, merely call on your "davening" or praying stance, the back-and-forth sway as you commune with the Almighty.)

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  • I was mesmerized, and deeply touched, to see Jews there at that hour of the morning, "davening" in dozens of dialects, in front of that centuries-old symbol of Judaism.

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  • But once in that office, Mr. Berger says, he found Rothstein "davening," the Hebrew term for praying.

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  • Later, it struck me that the Orthodox davening that I'm so used to, while often passionate and powerful, has a certain macho and businesslike quality that can use a little softening up -- a little feminine energy, if you will.

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  • Give me a Sephardic baritone with Ladino melodies and I'm in davening heaven.

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  • Give me a Sephardic baritone with Ladino melodies and I'm in davening heaven.

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  • I was raw and on edge after davening all weekend — all the more so because I knew that I would receive biopsy results on a breast lump that my doctors had considered highly suspicious.

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  • Later, it struck me that the Orthodox davening that I'm so used to, while often passionate and powerful, has a certain macho and businesslike quality that can use a little softening up -- a little feminine energy, if you will.

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