Definition of salvation
1a : deliverance from the power and effects of sinb : the agent or means that effects salvationc Christian Science : the realization of the supremacy of infinite Mind over all bringing with it the destruction of the illusion of sin, sickness, and death
2 : liberation from ignorance or illusion
3a : preservation from destruction or failureb : deliverance from danger or difficulty
salvationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of salvation in a Sentence
Tourism has been the salvation of the island.
we spent the night in the cellar praying for salvation from the tornadoes
Recent Examples of salvation from the Web
There are local tea party leaders and Trump enthusiasts who revile the plan, and die-hard Democrats who see it as salvation.
Oh nothing real can be threatened / True love breathes salvation back into me / With every tear came redemption /
Once again, the resourceful Cade (Mark Wahlberg) is at the center of it all, having come into contact with an object that could hold the key to Earth's salvation.
The security forces are advancing toward you and the salvation hour is near, and the enemy is losing its positions one after another, and their end is near.
This month brings the gift of mercy, the gift of forgiveness, the gift of salvation.
Musical theater was first my salvation and then became my passion.
But Sanders questioned Vought about heaven, hell and salvation from God.
If shoving your suitcase into your closet is more painful than packing, here’s your salvation.
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SALVATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of salvation for English Language Learners
in Christianity : the act of saving someone from sin or evil : the state of being saved from sin or evil
: something that saves someone or something from danger or a difficult situation
SALVATION Defined for Kids
Definition of salvation for Students
1 : the saving of a person from sin or evil
2 : something that saves from danger or difficulty The book was my salvation from boredom.
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