handwriting on the wall


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handwriting on the wall

, writing on the wall - Handwriting on the wall (or writing on the wall) comes from the Bible (Daniel 5:5-31), in which the prophet interprets some mysterious writing that a disembodied hand has inscribed on the palace wall, telling King Belshazzar that he will be overthrown.
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Felix's parents, proprietors of a bookshop, having seen the dreadful Nazi handwriting on the wall, place their son in a Roman Catholic orphanage to protect him.
Notables who have performed at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center keep a theater tradition alive by signing the wall in the backstage ``green room,'' leaving their thoughts and distinctive handwriting on the wall.
The real evidence is the handwriting on the wall and the immortal spirit that lives in everyone who loved this beautiful man and that lives in everything made by his hand.