anxious bench


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

called also mourners' bench

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

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“Anxious bench.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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