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Definition of "salvation" []

  • Preservation or deliverance from destruction, difficulty, or evil. (noun)
  • A source, means, or cause of such preservation or deliverance. (noun)
  • Christianity Deliverance from the power or penalty of sin; redemption. (noun)
  • Christianity The agent or means that brings about such deliverance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salvation" in a sentence
  • "But an event in the history of salvation becomes a miracle from the fact that something _extraordinary_, something _new_, happens in it, which by its newness and its extraordinary character presents itself to man as the manifestation of certain divine _ends in salvation_, and can be explained _at first sight_, but only at first sight, from nothing else than from the service which it renders to the plan of redemption."
  • "I now ask, Does not this show that the salvation in the text is truly _a great salvation_?"
  • "Congratulations - I think my salvation is a while off especially since Gabriella graduated to sleeping most of the night in our bed this week!"