Burnt sacrifice

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burnt sacrifice See Burnt offering, under Burnt.
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Usage

In literature:

In all the ecstasy of her burnt-offering and sacrifice, Selina stood alone.
"Dream Days" by Kenneth Grahame
The bank-note may be burnt as a satisfaction of some scruple; the corn may be destroyed as a sacrifice to some god.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
Three or four days ago was their grand feast of sacrifice, when they made a burnt offering of a lamb, on the top of Mount Gerizim.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Sacrifice and burnt-offering Thou wouldst not .
"Literary and General Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
Human sacrifices might also have been offered up as burnt offerings.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
He purchased the threshing-floor of Araunah, also oxen and wood and offered a burnt sacrifice to God.
"Mother Stories from the Old Testament" by Anonymous
He has chosen a burnt offering instead of a human sacrifice.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
Thou hadst no pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt offerings are continually before me.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The man with an ideal may sacrifice his life, or be burnt at the stake.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

"I ask no sheep for sacrifice,
Nor bullocks burnt with fire;
To hope and love, to pray and praise,
Is all that I require.
"Psalm 50 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Yet — if thine own unworthiness
Will still that thou art mine, not hers confess—
Consume thy self with fire before her eyes,
And so her grace or pity move:
The gods, though beasts they do not love,
Yet like them when they 're burnt in sacrifice.
"Written In Juice Of Lemon" by Abraham Cowley

In news:

Mom would be totally wired by the time her burnt sacrifice was ready to serve.
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