day of rest


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Related to day of rest: Sabbath, Sabbath day
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Noun1.day of rest - a day set aside for restday of rest - a day set aside for rest    
day of the week - any one of the seven days in a week
Dominicus, Lord's Day, Sunday, Sun - first day of the week; observed as a day of rest and worship by most Christians
Sabbath - a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims
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I read that God made man, and he made horses and all the other beasts, and as soon as He had made them He made a day of rest, and bade that all should rest one day in seven; and I think, sir, He must have known what was good for them, and I am sure it is good for me; I am stronger and healthier altogether, now that I have a day of rest; the horses are fresh too, and do not wear up nearly so fast.
By God's law we have a day of rest, and by the law of England we have a day of rest; and I say we ought to hold to the rights these laws give us and keep them for our children.
Of course, they don't go to the bottom of it, or they would see if they never came for a cab it would be no use your standing there; but people don't always like to go to the bottom of things; it may not be convenient to do it; but if you Sunday drivers would all strike for a day of rest the thing would be done.
It is so called, I think, in recognition of the spirit of the Jewish institution, that one day in seven should be a day of rest.
First, as Theists, to keep it holy in some special way, and to make it, so far as is reasonably possible, a day of rest.
It was no day of rest, but a day of texts, of catechisms (Watts'), of tracts about converted swearers, godly charwomen, and edifying deaths of sinners saved.
As it was, I would sprawl out in the shade on my one day of rest and dally with the Sunday papers.
What d'you suppose it's called the day of rest for?
When Sunday came she was glad to have a day of rest.
We ended the day of rest, as hundreds of thousands of people end it regularly, once a week, in these islands--that is to say, we all anticipated bedtime, and fell asleep in our chairs.
Mr Gallanbile dines late on the day of rest, in order to prevent the sinfulness of the cook's dressing herself.
The preacher, instead of vexing the ears of drowsy farmers on their day of rest at the end of the week -- for Sunday is the fit conclusion of an ill-spent week, and not the fresh and brave beginning of a new one -- with this one other draggle-tail of a sermon, should shout with thundering voice, "Pause