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Quaker meeting

a meeting of Quakers, at which all members, except those moved to speak, remain silent.
Informal. a gathering at which there is considerable silence.
Origin of Quaker meeting
First recorded in 1650-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This may appropriately be followed by a Quaker meeting for worship.

  • But Robert hung back and asked if he might not go to Quaker meeting.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • But on his return he described the Quaker meeting to aunt Corinne.

    Old Caravan Days Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Money was raised in the Quaker meeting and men were sent to recover the negro.

  • We went to a Quaker meeting this afternoon, but there isn't any time to tell about it.

    Gypsy's Cousin Joy Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
  • I think that the only possible existing sort of religions meeting is something after the fashion of the Quaker meeting.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • The Quaker meeting in this community is not "laid down;" the church is not abandoned.

  • As soon as his new home at Green Level was finished, he helped to build and organize a Quaker meeting.

    Dorothy Payne, Quakeress Ella Kent Barnard
  • He had travelled in the colonies; and in his will he left sixteen acres of land to the Quaker meeting in the city of Philadelphia.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for Quaker meeting

Quaker meeting

a gathering of the Quakers for worship, characterized by periods of silence and by members speaking as moved by the Spirit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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