burning bush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n burning bush densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn
    • n burning bush Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather
    • n burning bush deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    • n burning bush (Old Testament) the bush that burned without being consumed and from which God spoke to Moses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Burning bush (Bot) an ornamental shrub (Euonymus atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burning bush the emblem of the Presbyterian churches of Scotland, with the motto, 'Nec tamen consumebatur,' adopted from Ex. iii. 2, in memory of the unconquerable courage of the Covenanters under the cruel persecutions of the 17th century
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S.; the weak verb bœrnan, bœrnde, bœrned, has been confused with beornan, byrnan, barn, bornen; cf. Ger. brennen, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

This would burn away the impurities from our lives as the bugs and fungi were burned away by the fire that dwelt in the bush.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
There he saw a bush all bright within as if it burned.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Many, indeed, claimed that the bush was no rosebush at all, but a noxious shrub, fit only to be uprooted and burned.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy
Moses and the Burning Bush.
"A Short Account of King's College Chapel" by Walter Poole Littlechild
His torch, made from the withered bush that was responsible for his dilemma, was burning low.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
The usual time for bush-falling is the dry season, that is to say, from August till March, in which last month the burn is usually accomplished.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The bush will burn like a furnace.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
These bushings fit around the posts, and are burned to the posts and top connectors, Figs.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Bush, burning the, 437.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
His mind went back to the Biblical story of the burning bush.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Moses was a man of faith; but he saw the burning bush, and had other evidences of God.
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
The furze-bushes had been very thick on the ground, and had been burned away to the very foot of the stems.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
Victor would have liked, with his glowing gaze, to hide her in a burning bush, so that nobody else could approach her.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
It is like the smoke arising from the burning bush.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Jehovah appeared to him in the bush, and it was burning, but yet was not consumed.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
THE VOICE OF GOD FROM THE BURNING BUSH.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Some of them burn ashes from certain of the karroo bushes, and sell them to the settled farmers to make soap with.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
The burning bush had symbolized the sacramental nature of the work which he had been called to do.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
The bush burns and yet is not consumed.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
There is indeed another explanation of the burning bush, which makes the flame express only the afflictions that did not consume the people.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
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In poetry:

What’s all this talk of grey hair
and wisdom?
When the bush of life burns down
experience is worthless.
Indeed it always is.
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert
Behold the simple sum of things,
Where, in one splendour spun,
The stars go round the Mulberry Bush,
The Burning Bush, the Sun.
"A Dedication To E.C.B." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
"We lack but open eye and ear
To find the Orient's marvels here;
The still small voice in autumn's hush,
Yon maple wood the burning bush.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There is nothing that causes my soul to rejoice
Like the sunset flaming without a flaw:
'Tis a burning bush whence God's own voice
Addresses my spirit with awe.
"Epiphany" by Madison Julius Cawein
Dreading the answer from her burning bush:
This unconsuming flame, the outlaw's blow,
Plague, exodus, Sinai, ruptured stones that gush,
God's telegram: Dare Now! Let this people go!
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
The blaze scarce spangles bush or ferns,
But lights the white pine's velvet fringe
And its dark Norway sister's boughs;
At eve between their shadows burns
The lake, where shafts of crimson tinge
The savage war-flotilla's prows.
"The Mystic Isle Of The "Land Of The North Wind"" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

This Burning Bush doesn't have much to say.
In the ancient Bible story of the exodus, when Moses encountered a burning bush in the desert on Mount Sinai, it was a transforming event.
I planted a burning bush about three years ago.
During a news conference with S. African President Thabo Mbeki, President Bush defended his decision to go to war with Iraq CNN's Chris Burns has the details.
If you protest against President Barack Obama's policies, you're a terrorist, but it's your First Amendment right to burn an American flag or effigy of George W Bush.
Two found their burning bush in an Oregon campground, amid the myrtle and cedar along the Rogue River.
No burning bush in magic underwear, no paradise with 72 Virgin Marys, no speaking in tongues door-to-door.
You may be the wrong person to ask about this, but can you tell me if there are any religious connections to the burning bush that is often seen in this area.
Funeral will be Saturday at 3 pm at Burning Bush Holy Church, with edler Arto Pickett officiating.
The monestary is the historical site of the burning bush encountered by Moses.
Barry Torres and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor rehearse "Burning Bush" at the organ in Gunnison Chapel.
Passed away Sunday, Sept 30, 2012.He was the Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in the Burning Bush Community and the former pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Chickamauga.
Moses hears from an angel speaking in a burning bush.
REVIEWS Bear Hands, 'Burning Bush Supper Club .
When is the best time to trim holly trees and bushes, yews, boxwoods and burning bushes.
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