recessional

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj recessional of or relating to receding
    • n recessional a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
    • n recessional the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Recessional Of or pertaining to recession or withdrawal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recessional Pertaining to or connected with recession, or a receding movement, as that of the choir or congregation at the close of a service: as, a recessional hymn.
    • n recessional A hymn sung while the clergy and choir are leaving a church at the end of a service of public worship.
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Usage

In literature:

His hair and forehead furnished a recessional note in a personality that was in all other respects obtrusive and assertive.
"Beasts and Super-Beasts" by Saki
Miss Ella Stowbody obliged with a recital of "The Recessional" and extracts from "Lalla Rookh.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
He rose to his climax with his "Recessional," while I was still an undergraduate.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
Others and still others were doing exactly this same thing at that very hour, their recessional extending across half of France.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
For my part I greatly prefer the Jingoism of Rule Britannia to the Imperialism of The Recessional.
"A Miscellany of Men" by G. K. Chesterton
The river's black water was making stilly, slow recessional under a half-moon.
"The Patrician" by John Galsworthy
The SMOKY CHIMNEY duly published the "Recessional," but it proved to be its swan song, for the paper never attained to another issue.
"The Chronicles of Clovis" by Saki
The recessional is played, and the procession goes out in reversed order.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
The choir passed out in slow recessional.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
The "Recessional" is a product of the poet's holiest mood.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
What she first had seen was the soul of a man; a man's confession; his recessional as well.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
And ask a new Recessional.
"Songs for a Little House" by Christopher Morley
The 'Recessional' proves that, man of genius that he is, he rises to a conception of Universal Law.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The recessional of the douche!
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
There was no communion after that service, and so the choir and priests formed for the recessional hymn.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
The spectral temptation passed, repassed; processional, recessional glided by, timed by her heart's low rhythm.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
His "Afoot" and "The Recessional" are especially charming.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Its processionals and its recessionals show actual men and women in the real march of life.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes
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In news:

Seminarian Tom Trocchio, and Nathan Kupchella, St Joseph, lead the recessional out of the St Joseph Roman Catholic Church sanctuary during the Welcome Mass held for Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico.
Enlarge Brides.com Remember, the recessional is just as dramatic of a moment on your wedding day as the grand entrance.
Entre Nous by Rush is our processional My First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White is the recessional.
Bishop Lawrence Thomas Persico greets parishioners at St Joseph Roman Catholic Church during the recessional at Thursday night's Welcome Mass.
Interim report on recessional aesthetics.
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In science:

Second, we would like to remind that, according to some critical approaches, it is to be questioned, at least just for its own sake, whether there could be an explanation to “cosmological ” red-shifts, other than a recessional effect.
Static Generalized Brans-Dicke Universe and Gravitational Waves Amplification
By that time approximately fifty percent of Hα emitting galaxies had no estimate of the recessional velocity.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters
Hα emitting galaxies in the Virgo cluster with no estimate of the recessional velocity in the literature were also selected as filler ob jects.
Optical spectroscopy and the UV luminosity function of galaxies in the Abell 1367, Coma and Virgo clusters
However, peculiar radial motions of galaxies increase scatter in the Hubble relation and introduce partial correlation among recessional velocities.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
For maser hosts inside rich clusters, barycenter velocities can be estimated with uncertainty < 200 km s−1 (e.g., Crook et al. 2007) and used in place of individual galaxy recessional velocities, though cluster peculiar motions would still deserve attention.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
Published disk maser candidates,in order of increasing recessional velocity.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
Examples include recessional comoving test particles in the de Sitter universe, the radiation-dominated universe, and the matter-dominated universe.
Relative velocities for radial motion in expanding Robertson-Walker spacetimes
Recessional velocities and Hubble’s law in Schwarzschild-de Sitter space.
Relative velocities for radial motion in expanding Robertson-Walker spacetimes
Recessional velocities and Hubble’s law in Schwarzschild-de Sitter space.
An algorithm for computing geometric relative velocities
Hubble and Tolman (1935) proposed several observational tests to permit a decision between recessional and tired-light causes for the cosmological redshift.
FACTS AND IDEAS IN MODERN COSMOLOGY
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