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adjective as in redeeming

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Obama occupies the brightest spot in Rhodes’s assessment of America’s vices and virtues, the redemptive figure who manages to recognize the nation’s flaws while still seeing its beauty and potential for good.

Reading scripture as God’s telling redemptive work in the world allows us to critique parts of our nation and history that don’t necessarily reflect that honoring of human life.

After a year off, after a regular season of fits and crises, the NCAA basketball tournaments are back as the craziest, messiest and most redemptive version of themselves.

He plays the part well, giving the flawed character a believable redemptive arc.

Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

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I think the entire process of the Watergate investigation of 1973 and 1974 was actually a very redemptive one for the republic.

The power of his story is not only redemptive, but regenerative too.

What Dr. King said to us was that unmerited suffering was always redemptive.

It is not about the redemptive power of violence, but the redemptive power of the media.

That night we all shared in the sweetness of his redemptive victory.

It took the moral degradation of the city to rouse the churches to activity as redemptive civic powers.

This is regarded as the last stage in a moral process, a redemptive purpose of God.

The agreement in these two redemptive lives leads to the same conclusion.

He had failed to perceive the redemptive character of the feast, he had turned it into an occasion for profane personal display.

The speakers confess, that they know that the Servant's suffering was both vicarious and redemptive.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to redemptive, such as: compensating, extenuating, qualifying, saving, compensatory, and extenuatory.

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