Adjective "resurrection" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The action or fact of resurrecting or being resurrected.
  1. 'What they do not agree on is whether there will be a future resurrection for anyone else.'
  2. 'Thus failures were often attributed to the patient being beyond the reach of medical intervention; successes were presented as dramatic resurrections.'
  3. 'He confirmed the doctrine of saintly intercession and also saw relics as confirming the promise of future resurrection.'
  4. 'This tiny model carved from ivory symbolises the rebirth, or resurrection, that follows death (in this case that of the child Jenny Jones) or archetypally, all that is human.'
  5. 'It also made a great counterpoint to the shamanic stuff I've been immersed in, as initiations so often feature a ritual death and resurrection.'
  6. 'Sonia's patient love for him finally breaks through and Raskolnikov experiences rebirth and resurrection.'
  7. 'The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte used the bee as a symbol of immortality and resurrection.'
  8. 'Both works, fittingly for Easter, deal with notions of resurrection.'
  9. 'However, if this art is taken in the context of the other information I have presented, it suggests that physical resurrection was of secondary importance to the eternal life of the soul.'
  10. 'The figure's arms and hands seem assembled or stitched together, as if in some scientific or medical experiment - or, as the title suggests, a miracle of resurrection.'
  11. 'As with the Bible, two men die, and the third essentially is resurrected from certain death as he escapes from the Maelstrom, perhaps comparable to Jesus' resurrection.'
  12. 'So picking the movie apart is one way, I think, not to face the real issue of who Jesus was and how his life and death and resurrection could affect our views of God.'
  13. 'For a start I believe the audience is responding to the power of the original plays and their retelling of the Christian story from the creation to the crucifixion and resurrection.'
  14. 'The burden of Paul's argument is to prove that those who deny the future resurrection of Christians are wrong.'
  15. 'After the Last Judgment, the damned, by contrast, were to be eternally punished in their physical bodies, reversing the process of regurgitation and resurrection.'
  16. 'the resurrection of the country under a charismatic leader'
  17. 'Many tracks hint at the notion that Deerhoof decided to make an entirely different album this time around, but counterbalancing these advancements are decidedly flat resurrections of past glories.'
  18. 'We all keenly await the resurrection of the matter and a thorough investigation must commence immediately.'
  19. 'Rather it is a wide-ranging, cultural examination of the slow rise, rapid decline, and possible resurrection of the American elm in the American landscape.'
  20. 'A TV movie in 1996 revived interest in the show, but no full-scale resurrection was forthcoming… until now.'
  21. 'Of Hodson's three resurrections of Nijinsky choreography, the eighteen-minute Till, calling for more than fifty dancers and set to Richard Strauss's 1895 tone poem of the same name, may have the least evidence to stand on.'
  22. 'Water assumes its traditional meanings of death, resurrection and renewal.'
  23. 'By now, the story of Weill's rise and fall and late-career resurrection as the King of Capital is the stuff of Wall Street legend.'
  24. 'Levine continues the great fiction of a self that contains multitudes, folding more and more characters from his real and imagined life into poems that seem less like elegies than resurrections.'
  25. 'Sherlock Holmes, the fictional Victorian detective whose global popularity continues to this day, has had more imagined resurrections than Elvis.'
  26. '‘Rumors of a renaissance do not resurrection make,’ he notes soberingly.'

More definitions

1. the act of rising from the dead.

2. (initial capital letter) the rising of Christ after His death and burial.

3. (initial capital letter) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day.

4. the state of those risen from the dead.

5. a rising again, as from decay, disuse, etc.; revival.

6. Christian Science. a rising above mortality through the understanding of spiritual life as demonstrated by Jesus Christ.

More examples(as adjective)

"talks can be resurrection."


Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin resurrectio(n-), from the verb resurgere ‘rise again’ (see resurgent).