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Forty Hours

noun
1.
a Roman Catholic devotion in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for veneration for 40 hours by the churches of a diocese sequentially for two-day periods.
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  • During the Forty Hours of its existence everything was already beginning to crumble away.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • He had not eaten in Forty Hours, and he was weak with hunger.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Such a teacher accomplishes more in one hour than the slave of the individual method can accomplish in Forty Hours.

    In the School-Room John S. Hart
  • If you consent to write that letter you will be free in eight and Forty Hours.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • An illness of only eight and Forty Hours carried him off yesterday morning between ten and eleven.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
  • The doctors were here this morning, they give her Forty Hours.

  • Ever since then she's been coming in to mass and to Forty Hours in all sorts of weather.

    The Torrent Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • Make up your mind, pray, to stay for the next eight and Forty Hours.

    The King's Esquires George Manville Fenn
  • She lately arrived in Santander, Spain, after the very rapid passage of Forty Hours from England.

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