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Indicating general or emphatic agreement to, with, or about something; an appropriation of the Christian term that concludes and affirms a prayer. Amen, brother. That's an idea I can get behind. "Let us strive toward a better future together," he said. "Amen," I replied.
1. An area of seats in a church that is occupied by ardent worshippers. Aunt Mildred goes to church every day, so she sits in the amen corner on Sundays, while we're stuck in the back of the congregation.
2. The tireless supporters of a person, group, or cause. It's a good thing that councilman has his amen corner to rally behind him, because none of the townspeople support his new bill!
obsolete An assistant or clerk who carries out the various duties for a parish or chapel. Few recognize the work of the amen curlers, who make sure the day-to-day tasks of the parish are looked after.
See also: amen
amen to that
An expression of agreement. A: "I'm glad this brutal winter is over." B: "Amen to that!"
yes and amen
An expression of emphatic or exaggerated agreement with or approval of something. "Yes" is sometimes repeated to add extra emphasis. A: "And that's why I believe we should instead be spending this money on public education!" B: "Yes, yes, yes, and amen! Finally, a politician who gets it!" A: "What do you think of pineapple on pizza?" B: "I say yes and amen!" I was good at my job, but I was tired of having to say "yes and amen" to all of my boss's dumb ideas.
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