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Definition of Pew


  1. One of the compartments in a church which are separated by low partitions, and have long seats upon which several persons may sit; -- sometimes called slip. Pews were originally made square, but are now usually long and narrow.
  2. Any structure shaped like a church pew, as a stall, formerly used by money lenders, etc.; a box in theater; a pen; a sheepfold.
  3. To furnish with pews.

Pew Quotations

When it's foggy in the pulpit it's cloudy in the pew.
Cavett Robert

If we had more hell in the pulpit, we would have less hell in the pew.
Billy Graham

During the ten years I lived in the U.K., I frequently attended an Anglican church just outside of London. I enjoyed the energetic singing and the thoughtful homilies. And yet, I found it easy to be a pew warmer, a consumer, a back row critic.
Gary Hamel

My mom always says I cut my teeth on the church pew.
Miranda Lambert

When I write, I try to represent the ordinary person in the pew, which means that, ironically, I'm qualified to write about prayer by being unqualified!
Philip Yancey
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Pew Translations

pew in German is Platz
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