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Definitions of sabbath

  1. a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims
  2. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.
  3. The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.
  4. Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.
  5. The seventh day of the week, observed by the Jews as a day of rest; the Christian Sunday, or first day of the week, observed as a day of rest and worship.
  6. Among the Jews, the seventh day of the week, set apart for rest from work: among Christians, the first day of the week, in memory of the resurrection of Christ: among the ancient Jews, the seventh year, when the land was left fallow.
  7. Sabbatie, sabbatical.
  8. The seventh day of the week, devoted by the Jewish law to rest and worship.
  9. The seventh day of the week, appointed as a day of rest.
  10. Sunday.
  11. A period of rest and peace.
  12. A day of the week set apart for rest and divine worship; Saturday being the Sabbath of the Jews, and Sunday that of the Christians; time of rest; the sabbatical year.
  13. The day or time of rest; the day of cessation from all ordinary labour or employment; among the anc. and modern Jews, the seventh day of the week; the Lord's Day; Sunday; among the Jews, the Sabbatical year. Note.- In strict propriety, the first day of the week is " the Lord's Day." or, as generally spoken of, " Sunday"; the seventh day of the week is " the Sabbath," or, as generally spoken of, " Saturday.".
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Usage examples for sabbath

  1. " I did not want to wait for that reason, papa," she replied in the same low, trembling tones, " but you know this is the holy Sabbath day." – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  2. How can these three, in the same place and day, Have each his own true Sabbath? – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  3. I never did say such, though some of the fellows do, and those that go to Sabbath School too. – Captain Horace by Sophie May
  4. As he then put on his best clothes for the Sabbath, our men and women now put on their best manners for the courting. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  5. It looked and sounded like a witches' sabbath. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  6. History has not told us how the eighteen adventurous Pilgrims passed their first Sabbath on Clark's Island. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  7. His mother and brothers were still there, but Jesus stayed outside the town until Sabbath morning and then went with them to the synagogue. – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  8. To- morrow would be soon enough to see it inside; it would be the Sabbath and he would go and worship there. – Afoot in England by W.H. Hudson
  9. It was a Sabbath evening,- a fitting time for such a scene. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  10. The day after the ceremony of surrender was the Sabbath, and General Washington ordered that divine service should be held in all the regiments and that Thanksgiving should be the theme. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
  11. As he was on the way to his morning's employment, he happened to look into some place of worship just as the minister was giving out his text-" Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy." – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  12. The Sabbath is seldom mentioned by the Psalmist. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  13. Watching him closely, the only thing she could finally settle on as the cause of the change which she found in him was, that he now went every Sabbath morning to the Sabbath school. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  14. What strenuous Sabbath Days we had! – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  15. Eighteen were present last Sabbath. – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  16. And how soundly I slept on the Sabbath night after the toil of being very good throughout the day. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  17. Sabbath after Sabbath comes; When will dawn the endless day? – Canadian Wild Flowers by Helen M. Johnson
  18. The next day was the Sabbath, and on returning from church, he went to Lulu's room. – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  19. If any man in the world needed a cool clear head and a quick steady hand, with ample nightly as well as Sabbath rest, that man was John Marrot, the engine- driver. – The Iron Horse by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. He regularly attended the Sabbath evening service, and seemed to listen most eagerly. – Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 by James Kennedy
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