Society of Friends

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Society of Friends a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Society of Friends the designation proper of a sect of Christians better known as Quakers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fréond, pr.p. of fréon, to love; Ger. freund.

Usage

In literature:

Societies were organized for Reform, such as the "London Corresponding Society," "the Friends of the People," etc., etc.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
Meanwhile, Kitty was trying to forget her past sorrows in the society of some newly-made friends in Edinburgh.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
In the case of the Society of Friends, the procedure is simple in the extreme.
"Modern marriage and how to bear it" by Maud Churton Braby
Did you, reader, ever hear of a member of the Society of Friends being an applicant for parochial relief?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847" by Various
There, amid her intimate friends, all the charm and fascination of French society held sway.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
He wore the broad-brimmed hat and the sober clothing of the Society of Friends.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
This couple belonged to the society of Friends, but had much to say about the theistic movement in the society.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
He seemed to grow younger in the society of his youthful friends.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
Society of friends of foreigners in distress, 146.
"Above the Battle" by Romain Rolland
One of the chief of these friendly societies is that known as the Manchester Unity.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

If you are interested in adopting her or any of her friends, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941 or visit be www.humanesocietyofwichitacounty.org.
If you are interested in adopting him or any of his friends, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941 or visit be www.humanesocietyofwichitacounty.org.
Papastavrou is co-chairwoman with friend Ellen Manetas, of the Knitting and Crochet Group of the St Andrew Philoptochos Society of St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph.
If you are interested in adopting him or any of his friends, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941 or visit www.humanesocietyofwichitacounty.org.
If you are interested in adopting her or any of her friends, call the Humane Society of Wichita County at 855-4941 or visit www.humanesocietyofwichitacounty.org.
Kudos to Brigette, Erica and all the other friendly volunteers for the German American Society of Tulsa at last weekend's Germanfest.
Betsy Ann Bramon and Thomas Randle Yonker were married Oct 20, 2012, on the Blaylock Farm in rural Boone County in a ceremony conducted according to the manner of the Society of Friends.
Once again the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society will continue the tradition of Swiss Wrestling, music, food and gathering with friends by hosting their 49th Annual Schwingfest at the Swiss Hall in the cordial town of Frances.
Each week 105.7 KQAK introduces you to another furry friend, available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
It has been my distinct privilege to work alongside a group of dedicated volunteers and community individuals who put their all into making the ninth annual Furry Friends Fashion Fair a success to help the Humane Society's animals.
It will be much easier to locate the burial locations of deceased relatives and friends, thanks to the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society, which has created an online burial index of all Cleveland-owned cemeteries.
Our society emphasizes friends, family and co-workers as essential parts of our emotional and professional support system.
Each week LITE 95.7 introduces you to another furry friend, available for adoption from the Humane Society of Central Oregon.
Join the Society of St Vincent de Paul Cleveland in its First Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on September 29.
Now, the Watauga Humane Society is a green-friendly sprawling building, located on 13 acres of land on Paws Way in Boone.
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