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The society she imagines has developed divergent theological myths and rites, like the annual “Mothering Monday,” a raucous holiday when men and women cross-dress and get wild.

Nothing is sadder than sitting at a table of computers — unable to comfort my devastated father — and attempting to reinvent rites taken for granted.

The wooden floors sloped, and signed photos of Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone hung on the walls, like patron saints presiding over sacred, mysterious rites.

The next day, I visited Shakoor’s native village in Laribal Tral, where thousands of people participated in his last rites.

Four Sons, One War: All DeadEugene RobinsonSeptember 25, 2020Ozy

Of course, we shouldn’t be too quick to read Google the last rites.

The Bulgarian rite also aims at propitiating general good luck.

Modern MythologyAndrew Lang

It seems to have had its origin in a rite which took place after the crew had 'worked off the dead horse.'

I should like something else: a little addition to the rite.

Jane EyreCharlotte Bronte

Other scholars refuse to accept Hepding's distinction between an earlier and a later form of the rite.

In the meantime here are six heathen alive and well, or at any rate well enough to support, willy-nilly, the rite of holy baptism.

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