re·​demp·​tive | \ ri-ˈdem(p)-tiv How to pronounce redemptive (audio) \

Definition of redemptive

: of, relating to, or bringing about redemption redemptive suffering

Examples of redemptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The remaining fans in Jordan-Hare erupted with delight when the call got overturned, setting up Carlson for a redemptive field goal. al, 24 Sep. 2022 Narrativizing the past is often understood as a means to avoid remaining beholden to it, but Riley doesn’t exactly advocate for the redemptive power of such storytelling. Catherine Lacey, The Atlantic, 19 Sep. 2022 Alvarez’s commitment to a redemptive triumph is hitched to a number of factors, starting with his desire to overcome his first loss in nearly nine years. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 17 Sep. 2022 This arc plays on-screen as a redemptive Hollywood moment, the fulfillment of what could have happened three years earlier, when the large-scale violence first started. Dara Horn, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2022 And his saga — at least its first part — sanctifies the joy of escape as an act of redemptive moral rebellion. Darren Franich,, 16 Sep. 2022 And much like the heel is the extremity of the body, ekev can also refer to the redemptive period that will come at the end of days (ikveta d’meshicha). Rabbi Avi Weiss, Sun Sentinel, 15 Aug. 2022 Each new book, though retreading familiar ground, reveals new layers to Louis’ redemptive insight and vision. Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 Larson’s redemptive path put the school in the spotlight, fueling UYSR with more determination to graduate students to NASCAR. Dan Gelston, ajc, 23 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of redemptive

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Redemptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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