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Synonyms for recessional

the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service


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a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw

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The Observatory has been the site of many important findings including the discovery of the large recessional velocities (redshift) of galaxies by Vesto Slipher in 1912-1914 (a result that led ultimately to the realization the universe is expanding), and the discovery of Pluto by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
Rudyard Kipling was so overcome by the events on that long-gone day in 1897, by the hubris, the triumphalism, that he penned perhaps his finest poem, Recessional, a prophetic warning at the glorious height of empire that empires do not last.
Bhowmick will be invited by QF's vice president of Education, Dr Abdulla al-Thani to receive the key to open the 'Door to the Future,' and to lead the recessional students through it as dignitaries including QF chairperson HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser look on.
Most, if not ALL popstars welcome deals w/products 2 offset costs of big budget vids in these recessional music industry times.
Changing the rules of the game to get the edge to compete and providing a platform for these businesses to do this on a global scale will go a long way to changing the recessional tide.
What's new in the recessional 2010s is public poetry's ubiquity.
A racially derogatory term for the breed of kaffirbeeste (for instance as referred to in the historical novel by Marguerite Poland, Recessional for Grace, 2004: 80).
A proactive approach to business has seen Stockton car parts maker Nifco UK power through the recessional roadblocks and come out the other side.
Hovis boss Jan Goldstone, who declared the performance a "barometer for wider economic recovery", added: "We are seeing some recessional fatigue among consumers.
Bells are rung, harps are played: recessional music.
The other 22 papers discuss such topics as the problem of family feeling in her late fiction, her cosmopolitan west, recessional objects and her materialism, and her Lena Lingard and William Faulkner's Lena Grove.
Recessional Carol Slade - So here it is Merry Christmas.
The anomaly of old galaxies in the first 800 million years of the universe is easily resolved once you remove the assumption that red shift always measures recessional velocity.
The comedy was not overwrought, and the concluding slow recessional of Ariadne and Bacchus was a marvel of dignity.
About 400 people gathered at the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park to say goodbye to Ormiston - the first of the crash victims' funeral services.