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  • n. Plural form of visitation.


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  • For several weeks thereafter I had visitations from the Legendary Chicken Fairy, but those went away.

    Make Mine a Double

  • After visitations from the Russians and the Taliban the most amazing thing about 'Afghanistan: Crossroads of the - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The sightings, the visitations were a sequence, like a piece of music.


  • It fortuned, that the Friar hearing his Cupidicall visitations over-publikely discovered, purposed to check and reprove Lisetta for her indiscretion.

    The Decameron

  • There is a remedy for every mistake except -- a few physical ones, which we euphuistically describe as visitations of

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • In the past 10 years, the Vatican has appointed Archbishop Chaput to serve on three high-profile investigations, known as visitations: of American seminaries in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal; of the Legion of Christ after the group's founder was discovered to have sexually abused seminarians, fathered children and embezzled money; and, most recently, of Bishop William Morris of Australia, who had said publicly that the church should consider ordaining women and married men the investigation resulted in his removal.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Saying that, such 'visitations' can also be clunky ... the characters have to remain true to who they are, not act like they've been possessed. orannia


  • One of my novel manuscripts, currently under long-term construction and buried in metaphorical scaffolding, is in part a ghost story—and one of the questions I ran into while writing was how to give the ghostly "visitations" enough of a sense of fear and urgency to propel the story along, while also making them unusual enough to stand out from the crowd while remaining believable.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Its thesis, however, was revolutionary -- that UFOs and angels and fairies and all other 'visitations' or 'vastations,' in Swedenborg's wonderful word are aspects of the same phenomenon.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • These "visitations" seem to have been characterized by feasting and merriment and some undesirable mummery.

    The Customs of Old England


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