Noun(1) a period of sleeplessness(2) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival(3) a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
(1) Since the executions were held very early in the mornings, we found that prisoners kept vigil through the night, staying awake with the woman who was to be executed.(2) Holy Saturday saw a packed Church for the Easter vigil and the first Mass of Easter was celebrated at 9pm.(3) But when I came and kept vigil in his armchair while he lay on his left ribs, his back rolled around him like an exoskeleton, all night I stared at his books neat in their shelves.(4) The vigil Mass in Kilglass Church on next Saturday evening at 9 p.m. will be a special Mass for those who are doing exams.(5) Some fans were seen weeping and praying for his fast recovery while others kept vigil in a nearby church.(6) N.O.W. was planning to hold a candlelight vigil outside the jail where Yates is being held.(7) It is at pains to point out that much of the ceremony took place during the Christmas vigil and on the feast of the Nativity.(8) His travels were circular, he and his companions returning each year to celebrate the Easter vigil on the back of an enormous fish, Jasconius.(9) A loyal dog kept vigil for more than a week beside a woman who died in her Bolton home.(10) Over 300 people attended the vigil in support of the family, with about 150 joining a subsequent march on New Scotland Yard.(11) The Christmas pageant involving the children from Culleens and Kilglass N.S. will take place during the Gospel at the Christmas night vigil Mass in Kilglass Church.(12) as he lay in a coma the family kept vigil(13) Now Lauren, from Worsley, and her partner, Ashley Easdale, are keeping a bedside vigil to watch his progress.(14) On March 27, about 200 teachers and students from the Wellington and Hutt Valley regions staged a protest vigil outside parliament.(15) The press was informed and, as older people will remember, it seemed that the whole world gathered in a vigil around his deathbed.(16) The vigil Mass on Christmas was 9 pm and a large congregation was present.
(1) candlelight vigil :: kerslig nagwaak
1. watch ::
Different Formsvigil, vigils
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I stood VIGIL
for him myself last night.
Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 5
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