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  • n. the act of crying hosanna


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  • The dust of their going had hardly settled before a drove of hosannahing Israelites approached from the direction of the Nile.

    The Yoke A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt

  • As I have intimated, the movement is almost unimaginable vigorous; the figures are singing, hosannahing, and many are blowing trumpets.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • There were billions of people; when they were singing or hosannahing, the noise was wonderful; and even when their tongues were still the drumming of the wings was nearly enough to burst your head, for all the sky was as thick as if it was snowing angels.

    Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

  • Millions were coming to the cloud-bank all the time, happy and hosannahing; millions were leaving it all the time, looking mighty quiet, I tell you.

    Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

  • He is of a class that think all heaven goes wild with joy when a particularly hard lot like him is saved; they think all heaven turns out hosannahing to welcome them; they think there isn't anything talked about in the realms of the blest but their case, for that day.

    Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven

  • All the hosannahing strong gorgeousnesses have gone back to heaven and hell and the pole, now, but no matter; if you could look out of my bedroom window at this moment, you would choke up; and when you got your voice you would say: This is not real, this is a dream.

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain

  • Then the Bridal Chamber -- the animal that invented that idea was still alive and unhanged, at that day -- Bridal Chamber whose pretentious flummery was necessarily overawing to the now tottering intellect of that hosannahing citizen.

    Life on the Mississippi


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