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  • n. Plural form of hosanna.


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  • Tabernacles, in September, while prayers called hosannas are recited.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • That said, my pedal extremities, unusually confined as they were, were howling hosannas of pain and hatred at me by the time I got back home.

    All dressed up for the Old Pueblo Trolley booth

  • Clinton and Obama, both of whom are extremely proud and arrogant all on their very own, have been thoroughly confirmed in their self-confidence by all the adulation and hosannas heaped upon them by the love-blind liberal media.

    Friday question answered

  • From a Christian to a Jew, I send Rabbi Sacks a series of hosannas and amens for his trenchant essay.

    Freedom Doesn't Mean an Absence of Responsible Values

  • Even grander, Sedaris has become one-third of the Holy Trinity of modern American literature -- a writer that this certain portion (young, educated, white) exalts with the highest hosannas, as if they personally discovered him and must personally spread his gospel.

    David Sedaris, sharing his slights-of-life tales

  • Among the hosannas that he and other fans have for the group: Tribe's deft use of jazz samples; an inclusive message about black culture; the sugar-and-salt vocal mix of rappers Q-Tip and Phife Dawg.

    Tribal Warfare

  • At the Youth Ball | 10: 47 p.m. Eastern Mr. and Mrs. Obama took the stage at the Youth Ball at the Washington Hilton around 10: 35 p.m., where Mr. Obama gave extra hosannas to those who helped get win election.

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  • When you read the rapturous reviews greeting her new album, you might think that no one could live up to hosannas like this from The New York Times: Ms. LaVette, 64, now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation's most vital soul singer.

    Art Levine: Amid Dreary Concert Season, Bettye LaVette's Triumphant Return

  • But that didn't stop a chorus of critical hosannas, particularly for Fincher's work, and that of lead actress Rooney Mara, who was revelatory as emotionally scarred hacker Lisbeth Salander.

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  • Will this highly listenable, 11-track collection do anything to change Cake from a cult band with a devoted audience to wise sages of idiosyncratic rock worthy of widespread attention and hosannas from the blogosphere?

    Album review: Cake, "Showroom of Compassion"


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