Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book of hymns for use in public worship.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of hymnbook.

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Examples

  • One is 'like an édition de luxe of a wicked French novel, meant specially for the English market', another as 'dowdy' as a 'badly bound hymn-book'.

    'Built of Books'

  • We busted it up, and chased the children up the hollow; but we never got anything but some doughnuts and jam, though Ben Rogers got a rag doll, and Jo Harper got a hymn-book and a tract; and then the teacher charged in, and made us drop everything and cut.

    The War of The Worlds

  • Back for Mass where I was only just about in time and slid into a pew where a nice girl shared her hymn-book with me.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Back for Mass where I was only just about in time and slid into a pew where a nice girl shared her hymn-book with me.

    auntie joanna writes

  • Mr. Sherrick in great gravity, with large gold pins, who handed him, at the anthem, a large, new, gilt hymn-book.

    The Newcomes

  • They were dears, and we sang from a hymn-book with an introduction by John Wesley, which said some very sound things about what a good hymnn should contain no silly exaggerations or poor rhymes or meaningless woffle....enthusiasts for "Lord of the Dance" and similar horrors should note.

    auntie joanna writes

  • They were dears, and we sang from a hymn-book with an introduction by John Wesley, which said some very sound things about what a good hymnn should contain no silly exaggerations or poor rhymes or meaningless woffle....enthusiasts for "Lord of the Dance" and similar horrors should note.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And he used to tell a story of how he once borrowed a black coat and went to church and shared the same hymn-book with the man that was looking for him.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • The procession paused: he drew forth a hymn-book, gave out a verse, set a tune, and they all struck up the most dolorous of canticles.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Martin probably whispered his satisfaction to his hymn-book; at any rate, he therewith hid his face two minutes.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

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