an assembly of Quakers for a time of worship, during which the group’s silence is broken only by those who have been moved by the spirit of God to speak: His parents were saddened to learn that he had not visited a Quaker meeting since moving to Kansas.
Informal. a gathering at which there is considerable silence: This party’s turning into a Quaker meeting—maybe we should bring out the karaoke machine.
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How to use Quaker meeting in a sentence
They met at the Quaker meeting House, where their attorney was a member.
Don't you ever go prowling around any Quaker meeting, or you'll break it up in a plug muss.The Universal Reciter | Various
She had come to the city for the long-talked-of visit, and next week was to be Quaker meeting.A Little Girl in Old New York | Amanda Millie Douglas
On one portion of the Sunday we attended worship in the Quaker meeting-house.The Cathedral Towns and Intervening Places of England, Ireland and Scotland: | Thomas W. Silloway
This order quickly converted an ordinarily genial meal into a Quaker meeting.With the Doughboy in France | Edward Hungerford
He was also taken by the idea of the Quaker meeting at which there is silence until someone feels he has a message to utter.The Foundations of Japan | J.W. Robertson Scott
British Dictionary definitions for Quaker meeting
a gathering of the Quakers for worship, characterized by periods of silence and by members speaking as moved by the Spirit
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