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real presence

[ree-uh l, reel] /ˈri əl, ril/
noun, Theology
1.
the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist.
Origin of real presence
1550-1560
1550-60
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  • It seemed to me, for the first time in all my life, that God is a real presence and an actual Help.

    The Three Brides Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He had a deep devotion to the real presence, in which he had a firm faith.

    Apologia Pro Vita Sua John Henry Cardinal Newman
  • The crime for which almost all the Protestants were condemned, was their refusal to acknowledge the real presence.

  • We do not like to come into the real presence of suffering and want.

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • That to believe the real presence in the host, is a shocking union of both blasphemy and idolatry.

  • She did not believe in the real presence, and she did not wish to be childish.

    Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
  • With all the strength of my soul I fought against the aggressions of a real presence that—that touched me!

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • I have great need of your mirthsomeness and of your real presence.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • Only when there is some action which testifies to the real presence of the motive and aim.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • He thinks of the loaves and fishes even when he believes he is in a real presence.

    Dracula Bram Stoker
British Dictionary definitions for real presence

real presence

noun
1.
the doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
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