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.

Examples of the Sabbath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Exodus version of the commandments, observance of the Sabbath day (or in some versions the Lord’s Day) is justified because God rested on the seventh day from all the labors associated with creation. Kenneth Seeskin, Orlando Sentinel, 27 June 2024 Their large families gather on the Sabbath to stroll amid closed shops and quieted tram lines. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 29 Jan. 2024 McCoy deeply respected his father, but the Sabbath became a problem between the two. Bill Swank, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 June 2024 Devout Christians sometimes commit adultery; observant Jews sometimes break the Sabbath. Graeme Wood, Foreign Affairs, 15 Aug. 2017 Videos of the Sabbath services captured jubilant students wearing yarmulkes and dancing. Emma Goldberg, New York Times, 28 May 2024 Whether that be in the halls of a hallowed church or the stands of a football stadium, the Sabbath has a special meaning to us. Taylor Crumpton, Essence, 16 May 2024 Social distinctions did not rest on who kept the Sabbath — pretty much everybody did that — so much as on who peeled their potatoes on Saturdays, in order to more fully avoid labor on Sundays. Alex Traub, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2024 His life bore witness to the importance of the Sabbath. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 1 Apr. 2024

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“The Sabbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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