Examples of pilgrim in a Sentence
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims traveled to Mecca.
Recent Examples of pilgrim from the Web
In 1991, a Nigeria Airways DC-8 carrying Muslim pilgrims crashed at the Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, international airport, killing all 261 people on board.
The wood was salvaged from a European copper beech tree that was brought to America in 1820 to honor the bicentennial of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock.
This land has been renewed and its light rekindled with every new wave of immigrants, from the first pilgrims to the most recent waves of refugees and asylum seekers.
Varanasi Spiritual ImmersionDavid timed the February visit to India’s holiest city—where Hindu pilgrims come to wash away their sins in the Ganges and cremate their dead—to coincide with Maha Shivratri, the festival of Shiva.
The other begins in 1631, 11 years after the Mayflower, with the arrival of a pilgrim-teacher who possessed, as the Puritans saw it, the strangest notion of all: that civil authorities should stay out of religion.
Over the next few days, faculty members from the local university led the travelers around the city, explaining Varanasi’s deep relationship with life and death by taking them to observe different pilgrim rituals and to view the burning pyres.
Those types were the first pilgrims to the East End.
Once camel trains set off from here with slaves, pilgrims, salt and gold.
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Origin and Etymology of pilgrim
PILGRIM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pilgrim for English Language Learners
: someone who travels to a holy place
Pilgrim : one of the people who traveled by boat from England and created the first permanent settlement in New England at Plymouth in 1620
PILGRIM Defined for Kids
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