Great Awakening

Great Awakening

noun
the series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, especially in New England, lasting from about 1725 to 1770.

Origin:
1730–40, Americanism

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Main Entry:  Great Awakening
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a series of religious revivals among Protestants in the American colonies, from c 1725-1770
Example:  The Great Awakening also resulted in an outburst of missionary activity among Native Americans.
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