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visiting (plural visitings)
- The act of someone or something that visits.
- c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- Come, you spirits […] make thick my blood, / Stop up th' access and passage to remorse / That no compunctious visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose […]
- 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “An Evening Alone”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], →OCLC, page 303:
- I marvel at none of the wild beliefs in the Hartz mountains: fire is the element of the spiritual, and who can tell what strange visitings there may be during the midnight hours that the charcoal-burner sits watching the fitful and subtle mystery of flame?
- 2003, Joseph A. Conforti, Imagining New England, page 107:
- Instead, he found the Sabbath in North Carolina "generally disregarded, or distinguished by the convivial visitings of the white inhabitants, and the noisy diversions of the negroes."