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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESURRECTION

The control of matter in putting it off and on at will, as He in His death and resurrection.

There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

The reality of the resurrection is established beyond all doubt.

What do you suppose one-legged men're going to do in the resurrection, hey, Abe?

With any theory of the conditions of our resurrection, I have scarcely here to do.

No, no, he would not drink; he would not incur the fearful risk of resurrection.

Were there not certain signs of this resurrection on every hand?

If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

They had not met since her resurrection, as Peter always called it.

The pure, sweet dawn, to him symbolic of Resurrection and Life!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, originally the name of a Church festival commemorating Christ's rising from death, from Anglo-French resurrectiun, Old French resurrection "the Resurrection of Christ" (12c.) and directly from Church Latin resurrectionem (nominative resurrectio) "a rising again from the dead," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resurgere "rise again, appear again" (see resurgent). Replaced Old English æriste.

Generalized sense of "revival" is from 1640s. Also used in Middle English of the rising again of the dead on the Last Day (c.1300). Resurrectionist, euphemism for "grave-robber" is attested from 1776. Resurrection pie was mid-19c. English schoolboy slang for a pie made from leftovers of previous meals; first attested 1831 as a Sheffield dialect term.

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