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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Celebration in the Eastern Orthodox church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended.

Usage examples (5)
  • Thy departing hence ne thy dormition shall not be without witness.
  • These words came to the Fathers 'minds while meditating on the dormition and assumption of Our Blessed Lady.
  • It is a position anciently known, and modern experience hath allowed it for a sad truth, that absence and time, -- like cold weather, and an unnatural dormition -- will...
  • Then we consult him upon matters of doctrine, and quiz him tenderly about his powers of dormition, and flatter him, or rather his age, with such phrases as, “The water... for more
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