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  • n. Plural form of vigil.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • With these thoughts, she passed the remainder of the night in vigils; – and they were not less devoutly shared by the chastened heart of the Prince of Scotland.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • The signs and the vigils were a spectacle in 1960-something, but they're just noise now.

    Oliver Willis: I Am A Progressive

  • "The so-called vigils are attempts at disturbing the peace and everyone is strongly warned against participating in illegal activities," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In conformity with this arrangement, the Office is portioned out into the prayers of the night vigils, that is to say

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • The person who undertook the main portion of the vigils was a certain Aunt Maria -- whom the girls knew to be not a real aunt, not a powerful, effective aunt like Aunt Harriet of

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • Molly McKay, a Marriage Equality USA spokesperson, said in a statement Monday that the vigils will be a "showing of faith and support that love and justice will prevail."

    Bladewire - Washington Blade

  • If I remember correctly, at one of the more somber "vigils" in response to this attack, a New York firefighter or policeman, one or the other, walked out on stage, dropped drawer and honored us with a look at his crack while he yelled, "You can kiss my white Irish ass, Osama bin Laden."

    And Then There Was This Two Year Old

  • Many of the services surrounding feast days such as vigils and the like take more than two hours (the version used in local parishes are extremely shortened in comparison to the literal "all-night" vigils for which some of the great monasteries are famous). News

  • Does she make a habit of going to 'vigils' for strangers who die suddenly?

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • Local opponents of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the venues of one of their protests, ending their "vigils" outside the offices of Republican lawmakers and now targeting a Democrat. local, state, business and sports news


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