Conventicler

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conventicler One who supports or frequents conventicles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conventicler One who supports or frequents conventicles; specifically, a Scottish Covenanter.
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Usage

In literature:

I am sure that in his modest conventicle I can think of a thousand eloquent things.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 25th, 1920" by Various
Meanwhile Mrs. Malory, so unusually genial in public, held frequent conventicles with Matilda in private.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
There is like to be a terrible Act of Conventicles.
"Andrew Marvell" by Augustine Birrell
They immediately voted an address for a proclamation against conventicles.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
The beginning, as a rule, was necessarily the formation of conventicles.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Of the sermon I cannot speak so favourably, for in truth it savoured somewhat of the conventicle style.
"Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone" by John Hughes
Internally the synod or conventicle tended to be a small republic, but unfortunately to be a very small republic.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
Passing the gate of Wadham he meets the upbreaking of a little conventicle.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
She will be an old maid now, sure as eggs are eggs, unless she marries some conventicle preacher.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
Master Penn disputes, and so do I, that this `Conventicle Act' is legal in any way.
"A True Hero" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

There rose a manly race austere and strong,
On whom no lessons of their day were lost,
Earnest as some conventicle's deep song,
And keen as their own frost.
"Arms And The Man - The New England Group" by James Barron Hope
Or why not plunge thy blades about
Some maggot politician throng
Swarming to parcel out
The body of a land, and rout
The maw-conventicle, and ungorge Wrong?
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier