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Synonyms for litany

Synonyms for litany

a formula of words used in praying

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any long and tedious address or recital

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a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation

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And incontinently he began again the strange litany of the Law, and again I and all these creatures began singing and swaying.
Kalon the Prophet was already erect, with argent garments and uplifted hands, and the sound of his strangely penetrating voice could be heard all the way down the busy street uttering his solar litany.
The first was Joan Stacey, the sister of the dead woman--evidently she had been upstairs in the temporary temple of Apollo; the second was the priest of Apollo himself, his litany finished, sweeping down the empty stairs in utter magnificence--something in his white robes, beard and parted hair had the look of Dore's Christ leaving the Pretorium; the third was Flambeau, black browed and somewhat bewildered.
She gulped down the Ode to Aphrodite during the Litany, keeping herself with difficulty from asking when Sappho lived, and what else she wrote worth reading, and contriving to come in punctually at the end with "the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the body, and the life everlastin'.
Beebe's voice running through the litany to a minute congregation.
Did he address this fragment of litany to the Holy Virgin, or to the pallet?
Senator Leila de Lima criticized President Rodrigo Duterte saying she expected Duterte's 2nd State of the Nation Address (Sona) to be a litany of 'fake achievements like the fake news his supporters have continued to spread.
This led many critics, beginning with his friend Walton, to perceive Donne as a dual entity--there are "Two Donnes" as it were for many scholars: the scandalous Donne of his early life and the pious one in his later life, who produced a number of poems highly religious in context, not the least of which was "A Litany," in around 1609.
Summary: Decision means state workers may be without pay for extended period, adding to litany of problems of living in conflict-hit areas.
CLA works at a number of levels, delving deeper than the litany, the headline, or a data level of reality to reach a systemic-level understanding of the causes for the litany.
Abdul-Aziz Muhaydin Khoja has issued a decision extending the period of work for chairman and members of the Board of directors of Qassim Litany Club for one year effective from 29/07/1431H.
Compare the usual litany of fights before and after games with the rugby fans in Paris when English and opposing supporters drank together before the match, enjoyed the match together and celebrated/commiserated together afterwards without feeling the need to hit or knife each other.
The Advocate's constant litany of cover articles on straight entertainers with the theme "He'd kiss a boy and not regurgitate breakfast
In mid-November, the Jersey Journal reported that Matthew LaClair, a 16-year-old junior at Kearny High School, recorded history instructor David Paszkiewicz offering his students a litany of religious opinions.
Same carousel of coaches, same litany of bad draft choices, and -- lest anyone forget the Cheap Sheep -- the same penurious ways.