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  • noun Plural form of churchward.


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  • He had made no offer churchwards, and -- "Poor man," as Mrs Greenow said in her little explanation, "if I hadn't let him stay there, he would have had no resting-place for the sole of his foot, but some horrid barrack-room!"

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Brook flows beneath that bridge will a bridal pass churchwards over its span, for there, but for such a crossing, Eadmund the king might have bided safely till Ingvar the Dane had passed and gone.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

  • Then, when all were driven churchwards before him, he went with his guards to church himself.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • He had made no offer churchwards, and — “Poor man,” as Mrs

    Can you forgive her?

  • He had made no offer churchwards, and, -- "Poor man," as Mrs Greenow said in her little explanation,

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Tertullian (De Praescriptio, xliii) may possibly have reference to some formal progress or movement of the faithful churchwards, which led afterwards to the assembly itself or the service being called processio as well as synaxis and collecta (Probst, "Sakramentarien und Ord.",

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The picture of the close-packed Jews tumbling or sidling churchwards to hear the Christian sermon (for He saith “Compel them to come in ") and to partake of heavenly grace has in it something of Rembrandt united with something of Callot.

    Robert Browning


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