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1The action of being rescued or set free.‘prayers for deliverance’
liberation, release, freeing, rescue, delivery, discharge, ransom, emancipationView synonyms
- ‘The aim of deliverance must continue to apply methods and paths of salvation.’
- ‘In Psalm 27, we are treated again to the language of light, salvation, and deliverance from enemies in the form of confession and petition.’
- ‘For centuries, Italians had turned to the Virgin Mary in times of individual or collective trouble to ask for salvation or deliverance.’
- ‘All I know is that we said prayers of deliverance and kept our mouths shut when arguments began as to whether the bombs needed to be dropped or not.’
- ‘He ministered in mercy to the suffering, ministered healing to the incurable, ministered deliverance to those in bondage, ministered forgiveness to the fallen!’
- ‘Although the person feels free, he often needs much more deliverance.’
- ‘Or, just perhaps, the prayers of the faithful for deliverance from ungodly rule are at last being heard.’
- ‘Afraid he had not sacrificed in the proscribed manner, he squeezed his eyes shut and called out a prayer to God for deliverance.’
- ‘Such structures can be read as dramas of redemption, of deliverance from the chaotic environment of an unreasoning nature.’
- ‘When catastrophe threatened, they turned to God for deliverance.’
- ‘We give thanks at this hour that this deliverance, in fact, took place.’
- ‘This is a key word, a ‘dramatic metaphor’ which includes deliverance from slavery, and being set free at the payment of a price.’
- ‘Everyone waits for deliverance that never comes.’
- ‘After the first diaries, which deal with years of persecution and suffering, one expects this one to be a chronicle of deliverance.’
- ‘Biblically, salvation means deliverance; the question is, ‘Deliverance from what?’’
- ‘Commentators on this psalm agree that only such a person can hope to receive an answer to their prayer of deliverance from enemies.’
- ‘They were praying for death for deliverance from pathetic existence.’
- ‘From there, still an alcoholic, he travelled to South Africa, still looking for deliverance.’
- ‘The key is that we look to God for salvation and deliverance, which may be in this world, but if not, then in the judgement to come.’
- ‘As you led everyone in a prayer for deliverance from any curse over their lives, I felt a definite sense of release from bondage.’
2A formal or authoritative utterance.
utterance, statement, announcement, pronouncement, declaration, proclamationView synonyms
- ‘Although there was a fake formality to the deliverance of Cameron's lines, Kate still believed them to be sincere.’
- ‘Instead it gets bogged down in motions and amendments, addendums and deliverances, overtures and the like.’
- ‘On the contrary, it was a faith of pure practical reason, securely founded in the authoritative deliverances of the moral consciousness, that he sought to legitimize; nothing less would do.’
- ‘Song thus contains both words and music, but speech performance is also more than just a neutral deliverance of verbal semantics.’
- ‘What substance this is can be inferred from the deliverances of the active faculty, namely the ideas in my imagination.’
- ‘It is not as though there is a ‘real’ private voice somewhere inside us which gives us infallible deliverances which are right.’
- ‘The Commissioners discuss the affairs of the church over a full seven days of debates which lead to deliverances, which set out the Kirk's policies.’
- ‘We adopt a double standard: we subject religious doctrines to rigorous scrutiny that we would not dream of imposing on the deliverances of science and common sense.’
Middle English: from Old French delivrance, from the verb delivrer (see deliver).
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