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Little Entrance

noun, Eastern Church.
the solemn procession in which the book of the Gospels is carried through the nave of the church and into the bema.
Compare Great Entrance. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The spring breeze banged behind them the door of the Little Entrance for pedestrians close beside the large main gateway.

  • I entered boldly by a Little Entrance at the side, and found myself in the great naked hall of marble, empty and still and damp.

  • The Little Entrance was very pretty, and the drawing-room, into which Peter was immediately ushered, even prettier.

    The Dull Miss Archinard Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • I think when I first got there, I walked over in front of the Little Entrance down in there.

    Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • That done, I flew out of the drawing-room into the Little Entrance hall, and opened the front door.

    The Powers and Maxine Charles Norris Williamson
  • The outer door and Little Entrance hall had been wiped out, and she was inside it.

    Moth and Rust Mary Cholmondeley
  • She turned from the window, and wandered into the Little Entrance hall, and unbarred a shutter to see if Roger were coming back.

    Notwithstanding Mary Cholmondeley
  • The Little Entrance hall was worse than a question, it was a problem, but I finally solved it.

    The House in Good Taste

    Elsie de Wolfe
  • They were locked, but the Little Entrance by the tumble-down cottage stood open, and passing through this I started up the drive.

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
  • So she made a very clever little roof or dome of grasses and straw over the nest with a Little Entrance on one side.

    The Adventures of Bob White Thornton W. Burgess

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