Definition of from the dead in US English:

from the dead


  • 1From a state of death.

    ‘Christ rose from the dead’
    • ‘Miracle girl Michelle Wheatley plans to thank the people who brought her back from the dead - by handing over the cash from a sponsored walk.’
    • ‘Still, is it unethical or immoral to bring an extinct species back from the dead?’
    • ‘Then, on the third day he was resurrected from the dead, conquering death and opening the way into heaven.’
    • ‘It is believed that Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead in this place.’
    • ‘Spain's most infamous spy returned from the dead Monday, five years after his sister published a death notice.’
    • ‘He expected and accepted a brutal, sadistic, death - and then he rose from the dead.’
    • ‘Such forgiveness, well meaning as it may be, is not going to bring people back from the dead or undo a lifetime of misery for others.’
    • ‘As a Christian, I believe that God is love and that in love He died and rose from the dead so that I might have eternal life.’
    • ‘With your bloodshot eyes and pale yellow skin, you look like you've just rose up from the dead.’
    • ‘The shrine is revered as the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead.’
    1. 1.1 From a period of obscurity or inactivity.
      ‘the cartoon brought animation back from the dead’
      • ‘In one of the greatest fightbacks in sporting history, he came back from the dead and brought a new life to international chess.’
      • ‘Now, after a long, unlikely crusade, he has brought the company back from the dead.’
      • ‘The staunch York City supporter today launched a double plan aimed at bringing the club back from the dead.’
      • ‘Hadn't we seen other teams come back from the dead to make progress?’
      • ‘The task now facing the 2005 candidates is bringing the party back from the dead.’
      • ‘He believes he has brought his party back from the dead and ready for government.’
      • ‘Lately, light entertainment seems to have come back from the dead, bringing with it his TV career.’
      • ‘In the best of the conditions early on, when the wind was an irrelevancy, the South African came back from the dead and put a 66 on the board.’
      • ‘We will have a chance to see how a show can be brought back from the dead.’
      • ‘They are poised to bring the game back from the dead.’