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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REDEEMING

If there was one redeeming feature about the man I might be uneasy.

In that way only it seemed to me I could keep my hold on the redeeming facts of life.

I look to that time and see woman the redeeming power of the world.

But he had not one redeeming trait of character to justify his existence.

To Ernest this was the one redeeming touch to the desert's austerity.

One by one the States were redeeming their promises and ceding their western lands.

I took her for a debt; but Nelson had the right of redeeming her, and he has done it.

"My character don't need any redeeming," I declared, stoutly.

"We are a barbarous, rude set," he answered with redeeming frankness.

The party had promised to yield, but had put off redeeming its promise.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "buy back, ransom," from Middle French redemer "buy back," from Latin redimere (see redemption). Theological sense of "deliver from sin and spiritual death" is from c.1500. Meaning "make amends for" is from 1520s. Sense of "make good" (a promise, obligation, etc.) is from 1840. Related: Redeemed; redeeming.

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