1
[ verb ] free from harm or evil

Synonyms

deliver

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

That parallelism affects his picture of man 's disobedience too ; for as it was Christ , the Word_of_God , who came to rescue man , so it was disobedience to the word_of_God in_the_beginning that brought death into the world , and all our woe .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

The sheriff and District_Attorney_Mills hastily swore_out a number of warrants against men who had been riding about armed , according_to signed statements by Chavez and Dr._I._P._George , and ordered Deputy_Barney_Clark of Raton to rescue the posseman .

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

These areas by_virtue_of their abrupt density of pattern , stated the literal surface with such new and superior force that the resulting contrast drove the simulated printing into a depth from which it could be rescued - and set to shuttling again - only by conventional perspective ; that_is , by being placed in such relation to the forms depicted within the illusion that these forms left no room for the typography except near the surface .

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

In the audience a man named Ferguson lost his head and tried to rescue a little girl from the mob , on the same principle which had led Miss_Harris to demand water .

Related terms

save salvage reprieve savior

2
[ noun ] recovery or preservation from loss or danger

Examples

"work is the deliverance of mankind": "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

Used in print

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

If death receives more_than its share of attention from the theologian and if sin receives less_than its share , the gift of the life_eternal through Christ begins to look_like the divinely appointed means of rescue from temporal , i.e. , created , existence .

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

An unusual , if not extraordinary , rendering of the classic myth that involves the rescue of Prometheus from the rock by the U.S._Cavalry was given last week in the warehouse of the Albany_Leather_Conduit_Company amid cheers of `` Hubba hubba '' and `` Yalagaloo pip pip '' !

3
[ verb ] take forcibly from legal custody, as of prisoners

Related terms

take

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