• WordNet 3.6
    • n deliverance recovery or preservation from loss or danger "work is the deliverance of mankind","a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deliverance Act of bringing forth children.
    • Deliverance Act of speaking; utterance.
    • Deliverance (Metaph) Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.
    • Deliverance Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
    • Deliverance The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive. "He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives.""One death or one deliverance we will share."
    • Deliverance The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint. "I do desire deliverance from these officers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deliverance The act of setting free; release or rescue, as from captivity, oppression, danger, or evil of any kind.
    • n deliverance Acquittal of a prisoner by the verdict of a jury.
    • n deliverance Parturition; childbirth; delivery.
    • n deliverance Hence The act of disburdening of anything; especially, the act of disburdening the mind by uttering one's thoughts.
    • n deliverance The act of giving or transferring from one to another.
    • n deliverance Utterance; declaration; also, a particular statement, especially of opinion; specifically, an authoritative or official utterance by speech or writing; a decision in a controversy.
    • n deliverance In Scots law, the expressed decision of a judge or an arbitrator, interim or final. When interim, it is technically called an interlocutor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Deliverance act of delivering or freeing: act of transferring from one to another: parturition: the utterance of a judgment or authoritative opinion
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Out of suffering comes the serious mind; out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.”
  • Sir Edwin Arnold
    Sir Edwin Arnold
    “Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Liberation is not deliverance.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. délivrance, fr. délivrer,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. délivrer—L. de, from, liberāre, to set free—liber, free.


In literature:

What a deliverance was there!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
We vow vengeance against him, and deliverance to the fatherland!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
If you doubt it, here is the latest deliverance of infallible science upon the subject.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Now, in my own county of Yorkshire, my deliverer was found.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
The idea of a deliverance of all men, which seems to follow from his doctrine of boundless grace, was quite foreign to him.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
You are my deliverer; you save my family from despair, and me from disgrace.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
Ah, my friends, we have got a mighty deliverer, I don't care what affliction you have, He will deliver you from it.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
But unexpected deliverance was at hand.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
Ragni's deliverance is, however, only an apparent one.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
Glaucus bought her, took her to his home, and her sweetest joy was to minister to the comfort and entertainment of her deliverer.
"Standard Selections" by Various

In poetry:

Not as we hoped, in calm of prayer,
The message of deliverance comes,
But heralded by roll of drums
On waves of battle-troubled air!
"Astræa at the Capitol" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now may the God of power and grace
Attend his people's humble cry!
Jehovah hears when Isr'el prays,
And brings deliverance from on high.
"Psalm 20" by Isaac Watts
Nay, there were we,
Her five strong sons!
To her Death came--the great Deliverer came! -
As equal comes to equal, throne to throne.
She was a mother of men.
"In The Waste Hour" by William Ernest Henley
To hourly seek for deliverance strong
From selfishness, sinfulness, dearth,
From vanity, folly, and all that is wrong--
With ambition that binds us to earth;
"Resolutions For The Day" by Mary Baker Eddy
So we wait the deliverer;
Surely soon shall he come,
Soon shall his hour be due:
Spring shall come with his greenery,
Life be lovely again,
Earth be the home we knew.
"The Invasion" by Sir Henry Newbolt
We know that even as larks in cages sing
Unthoughtful of deliverance from the curse
That holds them lifelong in a latticed hearse,
We ply spasmodically our pleasuring.
"We Are Getting to the End" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Fire's Castillo an answer, not a deliverer .
Prerequisites to be a deliverer , Samson was to be a Nazirite.
After assault on pizza deliverer , neighborly deed reaps donations from across the globe.
Deputy halts weapons deliverer 's plan.
Deliverable-driven service for meeting specific demands of China RoHS.
"Season of the Witch Enchantment , Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love," by David Talbot.
ADP employee Latrell Addison serves Thanksgiving dinner at Julian Smith Casino during the CSRA Senior Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by Bible Deliverance Temple.
If your only exposure to the banjo is the "Dueling Banjos" scene in "Deliverance," an education is in order.
Improve deliverability with Experian CheetahMail by cleaning its house file and making sure that emails were no longer sent to the spam folders of Gmail subscribers.
The Russian Orthodox Church on Sunday asked for clemency for three jailed members of the rock band Pussy Riot if they repent for their "punk prayer" for deliverance from President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's main cathedral.
Socializing the workplace is no longer about conversations at the water cooler, chatting about team deliverables, client leads and pipelines.
Monday at sundown marks the start of the Jewish festival of Purim, drawn from the story of Queen Esther and recounting the deliverance of the Jews from disaster at the hands of the Persians.
Albany Tech receives scholarship check from Holy Victory Deliverance Temple.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks Brady Quinn, left, and Matt Cassel leave a memorial service for teammate Jovan Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance and Worship Center Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.
Moreno is using her own life story of deliverance from homelessness as a teaching tool for other women.

In science:

This project includes deliverables of a set of design guidelines, a low-fidelity prototype and an annotated bibliography.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
We will use scenario-based design, cognitive walkthrough, and literature research to complete our goals and deliverables (listed below).
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
We let (i, k, j) denote a copy of (i, k) carried by node j, and (i, k, J ) to denote the set of all copies of coded packet (i, k). • Deliverable packets: Duplicate packets that happen to be within distance L from their destinations.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
We next bound the number of distinct coded packets deliverable in tb .
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models
At each time slot, if there are no more than two deliverable packets in the cell, the deliverable packets are delivered to the destinations with one-hop transmissions.
Optimal Delay-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Hybrid Random Walk and One-Dimensional Mobility Models