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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
1730-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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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