deliverance

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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

Examples of deliverance in a Sentence

  1. She prayed for deliverance as the famine got worse.

  2. looked to the European powers for deliverance from their country's cruel tyrant

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First Known Use of deliverance

14th century


DELIVERANCE Defined for English Language Learners

deliverance

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Definition of deliverance for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being saved from something dangerous or unpleasant


DELIVERANCE Defined for Kids

deliverance

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

Definition of deliverance for Students

:a setting free


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