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Definition of "practicing" []

  • Actively working in, engaged in, or observing, especially a particular profession or religion: a practicing attorney; a practicing Catholic. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "practicing" in a sentence
  • "Billy spent the evening practicing -- softly, to be sure, so as not to wake Baby -- but _practicing_."
  • "And the kind of personal religion that people end up practicing is a bizarre concoction of ritual drawn from each other."
  • "EnlargeBy Carolyn Kaster, APPauline Nay, second from left, leads girls in practicing a traditional Eskimo dance in Noorvik on Saturday."
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