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Christianity
a. an antiphon or group of several antiphons, usually from the Psalms, sung or recited immediately after the epistle at Mass
b. a book of plainsong containing the words and music of the parts of the Mass that are sung by the cantors and choir
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As reporters continued to press on whether he was backing away from what Casey and Khalilzad had seemingly announced, he continued to insist on the gradualness of the process.
She walked the whole journey, and this was some trudge given the gradualness of the slopes and the number of bends.
Fabianism has had a lasting influence on the labor movement in Britain and has become synonymous with gradualness.
All of the classic traditions of religious experience understand the mixture of good and evil in human life; all of them know of the need for discipline and order; all of them contain profound ecclesiological truths and practical traditions of communal reform; all of them have also developed wisdom, a "medicine of mercy," a way of being pastoral that addresses the gradualness of human transformation within the Church and society.
Both Maritain and Adler speak of the gradualness and incompleteness of the thinking process.
As Ramsay Macdonald proclaimed there is the inevitability of gradualness.
For, granted that in 1793 Godwin envisioned the ultimate demise of parliamentary government and of the entire legal edifice, yet if he wanted to effect this end gradually (and gradualness is a major component of his thought) what would he allow to carry over from the old institutions, and how could the old, rather than simply disappear, actually become something new?
I was seeking supernatural intervention, not the God of gradualness, of the slow natural cycle of earth.
But fiscal motives by themselves do not account for the gradualness and seeming haphazardness with which revenue-enhancing reforms arrived, culminating in monopoly issue of fiat money.
89) Rubenfeld quotes White's observation and then purports to demolish what he takes to be "[t]he argument based on the gradualness of gestation," by pointing out that, "[n]o nonarbitrary line separates the hues of green and red.