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Sabbath meaning

sabbath - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.
  2. 2. The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.
  3. 3. Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.
  4. 4. Sabbatie, sabbatical.
  5. 5. The seventh day of the week, devoted by the Jewish law to rest and worship.

sabbath - examples of usage

  1. She had, however, not abandoned her intention, for she either discovered a more circuitous road to the south side of the gate, or made her way through; for on a Sabbath morning early in June she arrived at the farm where she had been bred,- having been nine days on her journey. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. The streets were empty enough on Sunday night, and if the Sabbath, and the domestic amusements proper to the Sabbath, had not kept people indoors, a high strong wind might very probably have done so. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. To- morrow would be soon enough to see it inside; it would be the Sabbath and he would go and worship there. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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