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gospel side

(in some Protestant churches) the left side of a church, facing the altar.
Compare epistle side.
Origin of gospel side
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The first on the gospel-side was Pcuchet; but, too much moved, no doubt, he kept swaying his head right and left.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
  • The server took the Missal and bore it to the left, or gospel-side, of the altar, taking care not to touch the pages of the book.

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