noun, plural lit·a·nies.
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Origin of litany
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH litanylitany , liturgy
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Example sentences from the Web for litany
I put it through a litany of tests on resource-hungry apps with advanced graphics and lots of on-screen action, and it didn’t flinch.The iPhone 12 Pro is a big upgrade even without the 5G hype|Stan Horaczek|October 28, 2020|Popular Science
“Our strength is in solidarity,” they say in the video, which also has English subtitles, and which features a litany of tech industry workers, many of whom say that state harassment could lead to the destruction of the tech industry in Belarus.Belarus tech industry rallies around arrested PandaDoc colleagues in new video|Mike Butcher|September 11, 2020|TechCrunch
The Sydney-based outfit started in 1975 and quickly accrued a litany of world firsts—first commercial cycling trips in China, first commercial descent of Tasmania’s Franklin River, first group treks in Mongolia.
But does anyone think this litany of tasks is an appropriate use of physician time?
Well, despite the litany of issues at hand, this is an absolute win-win for Jackson.The Knicks Aren't a Sports Team. They're a Reality Show, and Phil Jackson is Their Latest Star.|Robert Silverman|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fink ran through a litany of concerns: China, Japan, “the nonsense in Washington,” the Federal Reserve.Wall Street CEOs Say It’s The Best of Times and The Worst of Times|Daniel Gross|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Cheetahs Among McCarthy's litany of totally weird, inspired flourishes, is a pair of domestic cheetahs.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay|Thomas Flynn|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Among the litany of things the shutdown will mess up, you can add our nascent housing recovery.
The Mass was concluded and the litany, a "Miserere," sounded pathetically from the voices which trembled with cold.The German Lieutenant and Other Stories|August Strindberg
If she had not done or could not do that, then the vicar, so Jimmy hinted, ought to give up saying the Litany.The Smuggler's Cave|George A. Birmingham
This man is a bit ridiculous, tranquilly pursuing his existence, daily adding a page to his litany of death's delights.Philosophic Nights In Paris|Remy De Gourmont
Satires in the form of a litany were common from 1646 to 1746, and even later.
They prayed for the cause of missions in their Sunday Litany.History of the Moravian Church|J. E. Hutton
British Dictionary definitions for litany
noun plural -nies
- a form of prayer consisting of a series of invocations, each followed by an unvarying response
- the Litany the general supplication in this form included in the Book of Common Prayer
Word Origin for litany
Cultural definitions for litany
In many religions, a ritual repetition of prayers. Usually a clergyman or singer chants a prayer, and the congregation makes a response, such as “Lord, have mercy.”