deliverance


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de·liv·er·ance

 (dĭ-lĭv′ər-əns, -lĭv′rəns)
n.
1. The act of delivering or the condition of being delivered.
2. Rescue from bondage or danger.
3. A publicly expressed opinion or judgment, such as the verdict of a jury.

deliverance

(dɪˈlɪvərəns)
n
1. a formal pronouncement or expression of opinion
2. rescue from moral corruption or evil; salvation
3. another word for delivery3, delivery4, delivery5

de•liv•er•ance

(dɪˈlɪv ər əns)

n.
1. an act or instance of delivering.
2. salvation.
3. liberation.
4. a thought or judgment expressed; a formal or authoritative pronouncement.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deliverance - recovery or preservation from loss or dangerdeliverance - recovery or preservation from loss or danger; "work is the deliverance of mankind"; "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
lifesaving - saving the lives of drowning persons; "he took a course in lifesaving"
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
reclamation, reformation - rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; "the reclamation of delinquent children"
salvage - the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
salvage - the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
salvation - saving someone or something from harm or from an unpleasant situation; "the salvation of his party was the president's major concern"
search and rescue mission - a rescue mission to search for survivors and to rescue them

deliverance

noun (Literary) release, rescue, liberation, salvation, redemption, ransom, emancipation their sudden deliverance from war

deliverance

noun
Extrication from danger or confinement:
Translations

deliverance

[dɪˈlɪvərəns] N (poet) → liberación f (from de)

deliverance

[dɪˈlɪvərəns] n (= liberation) → délivrance f, libération f
after his deliverance, he ... → après avoir été délivré, il ..., après avoir été libéré, il ...
after his deliverance from the threat of physical violence → après avoir été délivré de la menace de violence physique

deliverance

n (liter)Befreiung f(from von), Erlösung f(from von)

deliverance

[dɪˈlɪvrns] n (old) → liberazione f
References in classic literature ?
WREATHED in myrtle, my sword I'll conceal Like those champions devoted and brave, When they plunged in the tyrant their steel, And to Athens deliverance gave.
As sinful men, it is a lesson to us all, because it is a story of the sin, hard-heartedness, suddenly awakened fears, the swift punishment, repentance, prayers, and finally the deliverance and joy of Jonah.
This again either does not happen, or, if it does, it will not be for your security, because that deliverance is of no avail which does not depend upon yourself; those only are reliable, certain, and durable that depend on yourself and your valour.
Oh, where is there deliverance from the flux of things and from the 'existence' of penalty?
It is impossible for me to express the several gestures, the strange ecstasies, the variety of postures which these poor delivered people ran into, to express the joy of their souls at so unexpected a deliverance.
In the case of Orestes, for example, there is the madness which led to his capture, and his deliverance by means of the purificatory rite.
We indulged a melancholy pleasure in reflecting what that great man had achieved for the deliverance of Abyssinia, from the yoke and tyranny of the Moors; the voyages he had undertaken; the battles he had fought; the victories he had won; and the cruel and tragical death he had suffered.
For two days and nights, crouching behind a rock topped with a growth of mesquite, and with the cliff at my back, suffering agonies of thirst and absolutely hopeless of deliverance, I fought the fellows at long range, firing occasionally at the smoke of their rifles, as they did at that of mine.
As for the fisherman, as he was the first cause of the deliverance of the young prince, the Sultan gave him much money, and made him and his family happy for the rest of their days.
Forthwith they allay the blasts of the cruel winds and still the waves upon the surface of the white sea: fair signs are they and deliverance from toil.
They were lost, they were going down-- and there was no deliverance for them, no hope; for all the help it gave them the vast city in which they lived might have been an ocean waste, a wilderness, a desert, a tomb.
fortunate for the millions of his manacled brethren, yet pant- ing for deliverance from their awful thraldom