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Sunday school

a school, now usually in connection with a church, for religious instruction on Sunday.
the members of such a school.
Also called Sabbath school.
Origin of Sunday school
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Sunday school
Historical Examples
  • And the Sunday school's just the same, superintendent and all.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • We came out and were collared and taken off to Sunday school.

  • I'm sure he's the best Sunday school superintendent we ever had.

  • School teachers of the Sunday school where I taught, were present.

    From the Bottom Up

    Alexander Irvine
  • Nature is beautiful, but its place in Sunday school is subordinate to Him.

    The Unfolding Life

    Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
  • Say, do you expect me to cast a Sunday school charade into a play in six days, Vandeford?

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • It is occasionally felt by some among us, some even who are truly religious, that the Sunday school accomplishes little good.

    Teaching the Child Patriotism Kate Upson Clarke
  • A Sunday school Association was formed in 1785 with well known men of business at its head.

  • Faith does not consist, as the Sunday school pupil said, “in the power of believing that which we know to be untrue.”

  • That a Sunday school superintendent is always carrying on an intrigue with one of the girls in the choir.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
British Dictionary definitions for Sunday school

Sunday school

  1. a school for the religious instruction of children on Sundays, usually held in a church hall and formerly also providing secular education
  2. (as modifier): a Sunday-school outing
the members of such a school
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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