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Great Awakening

noun
1.
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
1730-1740
An Americanism dating back to 1730-40
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  • The winter passed, and the springtime came with the Great Awakening day.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • However, there was a Great Awakening when it felt that spear thrust.

    Three Boys in the Wild North Land Egerton Ryerson Young
  • For love is the soul's great act of worship, and the heart's Great Awakening to life.

    King Midas Upton Sinclair
  • It appeared to her that she was on the threshold of some Great Awakening experience.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • Only a few years ago there was a Great Awakening in the human mind.

    Plain English

    Marian Wharton
  • Only a few years ago there was a Great Awakening of the human mind.

    The Ghosts Robert G. Ingersoll
  • But the revival of 1740, known as the Great Awakening, had prepared the way for it.

    An American Religious Movement Winfred Ernest Douglas
  • She is a city—a city of stupendous natural resources, a city of a Great Awakening.

    Broke Edwin A. Brown
Contemporary definitions for Great Awakening
noun

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

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The Great Awakening also resulted in an outburst of missionary activity among Native Americans.

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