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Quaker meeting

[ kwey-ker mee-ting ]
/ ˈkweɪ kər ˈmi tɪŋ /
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noun
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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Origin of Quaker meeting

First recorded in 1650–60

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Quaker meeting

noun
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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