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  • n. Plural form of ablution.

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Examples

  • 101 The most authentic account of these precepts, pilgrimage, prayer, fasting, alms, and ablutions, is extracted from the Persian and Arabian theologians by

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • You may have a slight language problem with the staff, and your ablutions will be a little more, um, public than you are used to...

    Living on the edge

  • The ablutions were a disgrace, more akin to an open sewer.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Referring to political violence, he said "much of the violence in southern African townships stems from the frustration of hungry and jobless people struggling to cope with totally inadequate amenities such as ablutions, water, electricity and roads."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I suspect, however, that the nicest "sense of moral perception" in the world would excuse the omission of a good many "ablutions" in a place where all the water that is used has to be carried more than a quarter of a mile up a steep and rough mountain-path from the nearest stream.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • His soldiers, and those of Mangku Bumi, who was at one time his ally, were steady adherents of the rites of Islam, so far as they were enabled to observe them, such as ablutions, prayer, the fast of Ramadan, and other practices of the Moslem.

    A Visit to Java With an Account of the Founding of Singapore

  • A week later, Cuthfert neglected his morning ablutions, but none the less complacently ate the meal which he had cooked.

    In a Far Country

  • Water was always short and our ablutions pretty sketchy, a swim before breakfast being the only rule; we had one hot bath a week, the water being heated in the copper, and each child dunked in turn, beginning with the smallest, followed by our clothes.

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  • Before entering a temple, it was customary for Egyptians to fast and perform ablutions.

    Donna Henes: Lent: Hungering For Spirit

  • I can remember most vividly that it would take substantial effort from all of us to lower and raise her whenever she needed to attend to her ablutions as she called them, which seemed to be all too frequent.

    Family life

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