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  • n. Plural form of pew.

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Examples

  • My answer to those who preach it from comfortable pews is that I would not expect anyone to pay a price for nationalism -- such as a place on the jobless lines -- that I was not willing to pay myself.

    Between Friends¬óMaintaining Confidence Canada/U.S.A. Style

  • First, because evangelical adherents are much more likely to show up on Sunday, their fraction of people in American pews is higher than their fraction of nominal members.

    American Grace

  • Statistically, the rush to the pews was a mere blip in a long-standing trend away from traditional religious practice, according to tracking studies by The Barna Group, a Christian research company.

    9/11 traced new spiritual lines

  • For filling the pews were his progeny, not just biological but intellectual, and they were an impressive lot.

    The Return of the Neocons

  • YES AND COME OUT OF PREACHER MODE. you are not talking to a congregation or choir, its the people not people in pews. and don't even think about going over to iraq. keep your freinds close and your enemines closer.

    Obama hits McCain for fundraising with Bush

  • Another factor hurting the church in the pocketbook and the pews is the fast-growing popularity of Evangelical Christianity, particularly among Hispanics and other traditionally Roman Catholic groups.

    Joe the Congregant

  • The average person in the pews is a follower and a conformer and not a reformer.

    From Pastor to Bastard...What a Trip!

  • With cash receipts down, putting the pious in the pews is their only concern these days.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2006

  • Huge stained glass, pillars and alters, tall towers of thanks to God in this elaborate wedding full of gowns and tuxes and well dressed people ..... and on the floor under one of the pews was a dead cockroach.

    lily-white Diary Entry

  • REESE: Well, I think every pastor, priest and bishop has to listen to the laity, has to listen to people, ask their opinions, consult with them, get them involved in the church, because the people in the pews are the church; you know, it's not just the clergy and the bishop.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2002

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