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First day

noun
1.
(among Quakers) Sunday.
Origin of First day
1645-1655
1645-55
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  • I had on my white dress, quite as nice as a first-day in town.

  • first-day boys: probably those that went up at the beginning of the term.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
  • We came to Hornchurch, where there was a meeting on first-day.

    George Fox George Fox
  • I stayed to the first-day's meeting there, which was very large and precious.

    George Fox George Fox
  • Thus every first-day we had a meeting as long as we stayed in prison; and several came in out of the town and country.

    George Fox George Fox
  • But tell me candidly, was there ever a martyr who died in defense of the first-day Sabbath?

  • On first-day we had a great meeting, and several professors came to it.

    George Fox George Fox
  • Hath she not been taught every first-day to do good to them that despitefully use her?

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
  • I went to meeting on first-day in fear and trembling; but, as is sometimes the case, it proved better than I had expected.

  • To-morrow is first-day, which will give time to discuss the subject in all its bearings.

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison

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