religious ceremony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religious ceremony a ceremony having religious meaning
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Usage

In literature:

For the going to church of Mr. Ransome was itself a ritual, a high religious ceremony.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
Among the semi-civilized Americans the peril of the loss of fire gave rise to a serious religious ceremony.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
He seemed to be wanting in sex instinct and to be unable to understand the meaning of religious ceremonies.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Among the Burmese the "tug of war" is a part of the religious ceremonies held when there is a scarcity of rain.
"Harper's Young People, September 28, 1880" by Various
The distribution was performed with imposing religious ceremonies.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
The bits of grass are the sacred Kusa grass used in many religious ceremonies.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Marriage is not a religious ceremony among the Burmese.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
The most religious ceremony of the coast, and as old as the Cabanal itself!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
A ceremony, civil or religious, is entirely out of the question.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
So-called religious rites and ceremonies were nothing more than orgies of sex-degradation.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
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In news:

The main event of yesterday's inaugural ceremonies may have been the half-accurate oath of office, but religious prayers served as the bookends.
Although the religious element is not included, an affirmation may still involve some ceremony.
Last week's column focused on the religiously ceremonial nature of the Cannes Film Festival.
In reading about the big Indian pow-wow held at Aquarena last weekend I notice there were apparently some religious ceremonies going on.
Editor, In reading about the big Indian pow-wow held at Aquarena last weekend I notice there were apparently some religious ceremonies going on. .
When Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock said "I do" in a second, religious wedding ceremony Saturday, they sure did it in high style.
Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco smile as they leave the palace after their religious wedding ceremony on July 2, 2011, in Monaco.
Luxembourg royals wed in religious ceremony , wrapping up 2-day nuptials.
South Korean immigrated to the US and became the wealthy leader of an unorthodox religious movement that was labeled a cult and featured mass marriage ceremonies.
Bahrain seeks charges for protests calls during Shiite religious ceremonies.
Hanukkah begins next week, with all its religious and delicious ceremonies and traditions.
The US Department of Justice is supporting Native American inmates in their lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies.
It stems from a baby's death after a religious ceremony.
Lewes and Rehoboth Beach religious leaders recently joined the board members of Beebe Medical Center, physicians, and other Beebe divisions at the dedication ceremony for the new interfaith chapel located in the hospital.
Luxembourg royals wed in religious ceremony, wrapping up 2-day nuptials.
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