praying

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

pray +‎ -ing

Adjective[edit]

praying ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to praying.
    She divided her praying time between the chapel and her cell, and spent her non-praying time mending garments.
  2. In which people may or do pray.
    • 2005, Eli N Evans, The provincials: a personal history of Jews in the South:
      We could have praying buses and nonpraying buses.

Noun[edit]

praying ‎(plural prayings)

  1. An act of saying a prayer.
    • John Walford
      However, after breakfast the prayings did not stop for the preachings, — each went on with force; people came flocking in; we had Wesleyans in abundance.

Verb[edit]

praying

  1. present participle of pray