Day of Atonement

noun phrase

Examples of Day of Atonement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 28 Aug. 2023 Rosh Hashanah is the first of the Jewish High Holidays, followed by Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Jamie Kravitz, Woman's Day, 25 Aug. 2023 On that fateful afternoon on October 6, 1973—Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement in Judaism—177 Israeli tanks faced 1,400 Syrian T-55 and T-62 tanks, backed by vast numbers of artillery, infantry, and anti-tank rockets. Michael Peck, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Day of Atonement was in 1617

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“Day of Atonement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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