the Sabbath


: a weekly day of rest and solemn worship that is observed on Sunday by most Christians and on Saturday (from Friday evening to Saturday evening) by Jews and some Christians
Our family keeps/observes the Sabbath and.
We are careful not to break the Sabbath.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As with Judaic tradition, Seventh-Day Adventists observe the Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Evan Dudley, al, 20 Feb. 2023 Despite the shootings, the bustling thoroughfare of Pico Boulevard was crowded Friday, with shoppers stocking up ahead of the Sabbath and worshipers going to and from morning prayers. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2023 Talmudic law derived from biblical commandments forbids doing 39 kinds of work on the Sabbath. Joseph Berger, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2023

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“The Sabbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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