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Great Awakening

noun
1.
the series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, especially in New England, lasting from about 1725 to 1770.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40, Americanism
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Contemporary definitions for Great Awakening
noun

a series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, from c 1725-1770

Examples

The Great Awakening also resulted in an outburst of missionary activity among Native Americans.

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