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She would soon be fourteen now, and must think of her first communion.

But for communion of thought, two minds, not one, are necessary.

Boche said that Nana and Pauline were women now that they had partaken of communion.

You may be sure that he has never knelt so long since his first communion.'

He induced me to join our communion; and very soon after I was married.

Nothing can be more unphilosophical than the denial of all communion of kinds.

This is the knowledge of classes which determines where they can have communion with one another and where not.

If you do what you wish to do, you will put yourself out of communion.

She was in such need of communion with some one that for a moment she thought of going in.

It seemed, indeed, that our first communion must be our last.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French comunion "community, communion" (12c.), from Latin communionem (nominative communio) "fellowship, mutual participation, a sharing," used in Late Latin ecclesiastical language for "participation in the sacrament," from communis (see common (adj.)). Used by Augustine, in belief that the word was derived from com- "with, together" + unus "oneness, union."

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