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Great Awakening

the series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, especially in New England, lasting from about 1725 to 1770.
Origin of Great Awakening
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Autumn was setting in; the wind rushing through the woods, the sea yellow and cold, and a Great Awakening of stars in the sky.

    Mothwise Knut Hamsun
  • It appeared to her that she was on the threshold of some Great Awakening experience.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • However, there was a Great Awakening when it felt that spear thrust.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young
  • Only a few years ago there was a Great Awakening in the human mind.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • In one most important particular the revival of 1800 was happily distinguished from the Great Awakening of 1740.

    A History of American Christianity Leonard Woolsey Bacon
  • But the revival of 1740, known as the Great Awakening, had prepared the way for it.

    An American Religious Movement Winfred Ernest Douglas
  • We have carefully and tearfully laid their bodies in the grave to slumber till the Great Awakening morning.

    Nurse and Spy in the Union Army S. Emma E. Edmonds
  • The excitement of the Great Awakening was followed by a period of laxity.

Contemporary definitions for Great Awakening

a series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, from c 1725-1770


The Great Awakening also resulted in an outburst of missionary activity among Native Americans.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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