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  1. vigil

    • IPA[ˈvɪdʒɪl]

    英式

    • n.
      a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray;a stationary, peaceful demonstration in support of a particular cause, typically without speeches
    • noun: vigil, plural noun: vigils

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a period of keeping awake during the time usually spent asleep, especially to keep watch or pray my birdwatching vigils lasted for hours as he lay in a coma the family kept vigil
    • a stationary, peaceful demonstration in support of a particular cause, typically without speeches the group held a candlelight vigil outside the jail
    • 2. (in the Christian Church) the eve of a festival or holy day as an occasion of religious observance.
    • nocturnal devotions.