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Passion Week

the week preceding Easter; Holy Week.
the week before Holy Week, beginning with Passion Sunday.
Origin of Passion Week
1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In passion-week pilgrims come to pray at the several "stations" along the route to the figurative Calvary at the end of the Via.

    Spanish Vistas George Parsons Lathrop
  • It is passion-week, too; and that's not a week to play the heathen.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • He who has learnt the lesson of passion-week, and practises it; he and he only is a good man.

    Westminster Sermons Charles Kingsley
  • And thus passion-week tells all men in what true goodness lies.

    Westminster Sermons Charles Kingsley
  • Shrove-Tuesday was marked by a ball, and passion-week by promenades and concerts.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
British Dictionary definitions for passion-week

Passion Week

the week between Passion Sunday and Palm Sunday
(formerly) Holy Week; the week before Easter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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