Procession in a sentence

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Definition of Procession

  • The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.
  • That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.
  • An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.
  • An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.
  • To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary lines of, as lands.
  • To march in procession.
  • To honor with a procession.
  • the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  • the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
  • (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

How to use procession in a sentence. Procession pronunciation.

In due time we spread our blankets in the warm sand between two large boulders and soon feel asleep, careless of the procession of ants that passed in through rents in our clothing and explored our persons.
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Mock processions and absurd travesties of "the latest thing" in politics are a feature of every academic year at an American university.
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Some one related to the Emperor that this arrest had caused much talk in Paris, and that he was loudly accused of wishing to restore the Bastile; that many persons had visited the prisoner, and expressed their sympathy, and there was a procession of carriages constantly before the prison.
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After the ceremony the body was carried as far as the door of the church and placed on the funeral car, which was ornamented with laurel and four groups of the banners captured from the enemy by his army-corps in the numerous battles in which the marshal had taken part, and was preceded by a military and religious procession, followed by one of mourning and honor.
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The religious procession was composed of children and old men from the hospitals, clergy from all the parishes and from the metropolitan church of Paris, bearing crosses and banners, with singers and sacred music, and his Majesty's chaplain with his assistants.
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Then came a detachment of cavalry preceded by trumpets, and bands on horseback followed the carriages and ended the procession.
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The Imperial procession was dazzlingly magnificent; the fine bearing of the troops, the richness and elegance of the carriages, the brilliant costumes, made up a ravishing spectacle.
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I saw the procession of the Mystic Crew of Comus there, twenty-four years ago-with knights and nobles and so on, clothed in silken and golden Paris-made gorgeousnesses, planned and bought for that single night's use; and in their train all manner of giants, dwarfs, monstrosities, and other diverting grotesquerie-a startling and wonderful sort of show, as it filed solemnly and silently down the street in the light of its smoking and flickering torches; but it is said that in these latter days the spectacle is mightily augmented, as to cost, splendor, and variety.
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I met some fellows after the procession.
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I caught a glimpse of the procession.
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A procession, this, greatly more significant than that of Royal personages earlier in the day.
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The procession of vehicles in Grove Lane excited their contempt, so far was it from the splendour they had anticipated.
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The souvenirs of the past rose before him and passed in sad procession.
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The warriors accordingly walked up in procession to the Statue, who, opening its mighty mouth, vomited forth a flood of ribbons, stars, and crosses, which were divided among the valiant band.
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Take the cup of the Testament in thy hand; leap and dance with ecstasy in the triumphal procession of the Covenant!
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Ye shall see the hosts of inspiration descending successively from the Supreme World, the procession of attraction falling incessantly from the heights of heaven, the abundance of the Kingdom of El-Abha outpouring continually and the teachings of God penetrating with the utmost power, while the heedless are indeed in evident loss.
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He would willingly have made the service more ornate than had been usual in the low-church parish of Blackstable, and in his secret soul he yearned for processions and lighted candles.
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It is such as he, as little conscious of himself as the bee in a hive, who are the lucky in life, for they have the best chance of happiness: their activities are shared by all, and their pleasures are only pleasures because they are enjoyed in common; you will see them on Whit-Monday dancing on Hampstead Heath, shouting at a football match, or from club windows in Pall Mall cheering a royal procession.
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It is only when you return to the book with a sounder judgment that you find how gross their pleasures were, how vulgar their minds; and you feel the utter worthlessness, as artists and as human beings, of that gay procession.
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Everyone had some defect, of body or of mind: he thought of all the people he had known (the whole world was like a sick-house, and there was no rhyme or reason in it), he saw a long procession, deformed in body and warped in mind, some with illness of the flesh, weak hearts or weak lungs, and some with illness of the spirit, languor of will, or a craving for liquor.
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Examples of Procession

Example #1
Nothing could disturb the sleep that fettered us, for it had been fairly earned, and if our consciences had any sins on them they had to adjourn court for that night, any way.
Example #2
As the darkness closed down and the stars came out and spangled the great mirror with jewels, we smoked meditatively in the solemn hush and forgot our troubles and our pains.
Example #3
Indeed, an American student leading a radical political mob is simply unthinkable.
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American undergraduates are the most conservative folk in the world; if any strange theory in morals or politics becomes noised abroad, the American student opposes to it the one time-honoured weapon of the conservative from Aristophanes down,-burlesque.
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His Majesty took no notice of this, and was much amused by the interest excited in this seller of topknots, as he called her.
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In vain she protested that she much preferred walking; the agent, who had received precise instructions, seized her arm in such a manner as to prevent all reply, and she was obliged to obey, and to take in this unpleasant company the road to Bicetre.