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 ?
I invite you, friends, to join in praise for this signal deliverance from the hands of barbarians and infidels, to the comfortable and solemn tones of the tune called ' Northampton'.
Then, after this deliverance, which might have been that of a vulgarly pert little girl in the street, she hugged Mrs.
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.
And thus, through the courage and great skill in obstetrics of Queequeg, the deliverance, or rather, delivery of Tashtego, was successfully accomplished, in the teeth, too, of the most untoward and apparently hopeless impediments; which is a lesson by no means to be forgotten.
Our friends had to have some furniture, there was no getting away from that; but their little fund of money had sunk so low that they could hardly get to sleep at night, and so they fled to this as their deliverance.
In Kintuck, Mas'r," said Tom, looking about, as if for deliverance.
Then Sir Launcelot went into the hall, and there came afore him three score ladies and damsels, and all kneeled unto him, and thanked God and him of their deliverance.
The months dragged on, all hope forsook the old man, he ceased from his customary pursuits and pleasures, he devoted himself to pious works, and longed for the deliverance of death.
fortunate for the millions of his manacled brethren, yet pant- ing for deliverance from their awful thraldom
She paused over it for some time with indignant astonishment; then read it again and again; but every perusal only served to increase her abhorrence of the man, and so bitter were her feelings against him, that she dared not trust herself to speak, lest she might wound Marianne still deeper by treating their disengagement, not as a loss to her of any possible good but as an escape from the worst and most irremediable of all evils, a connection, for life, with an unprincipled man, as a deliverance the most real, a blessing the most important.
Linton paid us several visits, to be sure, and set things to rights, and scolded and ordered us all; and when Catherine was convalescent, she insisted on conveying her to Thrushcross Grange: for which deliverance we were very grateful.
Three days afterward the first-class merchantman Deliverance, Kirke, commander, sailed from London for the China Sea.