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camp meeting

noun
1.
a religious gathering held in a tent or in the open air.
Origin of camp meeting
1790-1800
1790-1800
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  • The camp meeting gathering together hosts of people and preachers gave me the opportunity of appearing without exciting inquiry.

    Hidden Hand Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
  • And what a place for a camp meeting was the Kentucky forest.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • So far as is known Lorenzo Dow was the founder of the camp meeting with its flexibility and abandon of worship.

  • The ministers were in the preachers' room on the afternoon of this camp meeting day.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • The overhead expenses of a camp meeting were comparatively light.

    The Story of Chautauqua Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Armed with pistols and dirks they attended the camp meeting.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • The campaign of 1840 was a Middle Western camp meeting on a huge scale.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
  • We had a camp meeting near Marietta, and this fellow came to it.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • Many of them obtained their first religious impressions in some camp meeting during a special effort in behalf of the lost.

    The History of the Negro Church Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Haven't you done anything about going to camp meeting, Nancy Curtis?

    Jack the Hunchback James Otis
British Dictionary definitions for camp meeting

camp meeting

noun
1.
(mainly US) a religious meeting held in a large tent or outdoors, often lasting several days
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