anxious bench

noun
variants: or anxious seat

Definition of anxious bench

1 : a seat near the pulpit reserved at some revival meetings for persons especially concerned about their spiritual condition

called also mourners' bench

2 : a state of worry or anxiety caused by uncertainty everybody was kept on the anxious seat by this system of perpetual probation— Alva Johnston

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“Anxious bench.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anxious%20bench. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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