deliverance

noun
de·liv·er·ance | \di-ˈli-v(ə-)rən(t)s, dē-\

Definition of deliverance 

1 : the act of delivering someone or something : the state of being delivered especially : liberation, rescue

2 : something delivered especially : an opinion or decision (such as the verdict of a jury) expressed publicly

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Examples of deliverance in a Sentence

She prayed for deliverance as the famine got worse. looked to the European powers for deliverance from their country's cruel tyrant

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As recently as three weeks ago, Youssefi believed that his next round of chemotherapy - combined with meditation and positive thinking - would result in his deliverance from cancer. Ryan Lillis And Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "Sacramento developer Ali Youssefi, instrumental in downtown resurgence, dies at age 35," 11 Mar. 2018 As recently as three weeks ago, Youssefi believed that his next round of chemotherapy - combined with meditation and positive thinking - would result in his deliverance from cancer. Ryan Lillis And Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "Sacramento developer Ali Youssefi, instrumental in downtown resurgence, dies at age 35," 11 Mar. 2018 An early spring snowstorm brought a day of deliverance from tests and homework assignments for the District’s public school students. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "What does it take to call a school snow day? A lot of frantic emails.," 21 Mar. 2018 Self-destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain Bond (and Show Off Her Art!) During Mother-Daughter Night Out," 9 Mar. 2018 Self-destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain Bond (and Show Off Her Art!) During Mother-Daughter Night Out," 9 Mar. 2018 Millions of Jews will gather Friday night for the beginning of Passover, the eight-day holiday celebrating the Israelites’ deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Editors, USA TODAY, "Good Friday, Passover and Mega Millions: 5 things to know Friday," 30 Mar. 2018 As recently as three weeks ago, Youssefi believed that his next round of chemotherapy - combined with meditation and positive thinking - would result in his deliverance from cancer. Ryan Lillis And Marcos Bretón, sacbee, "Sacramento developer Ali Youssefi, instrumental in downtown resurgence, dies at age 35 | The Sacramento Bee," 10 Mar. 2018 Self-destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Jordan Runtagh, PEOPLE.com, "Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain Bond (and Show Off Her Art!) During Mother-Daughter Night Out," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of deliverance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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deliverance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of deliverance

: the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant

deliverance

noun
de·liv·er·ance | \di-ˈli-və-rəns, -ˈli-vrəns\

Kids Definition of deliverance

: a setting free

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