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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of circumcise.

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Examples

  • Catholics believe that Jesus' mother's body was taken into heaven; Many Jews hold a bris ceremony where a rabbi circumcises an 8 day-old boy in a room full of guests.

    Lauren Ashburn: Mocking Mormons

  • For the same reason, I suspect, God's announcement to Moses that every firstborn male in Egypt will die is followed without pause in the text by the mysterious passage in which God appears to attack Moses's own firstborn son, who is saved only when the boy's mother suddenly circumcises him with a piece of flint Exodus 4:25.

    Arnold M. Eisen: Moses, Pharaoh And The Candidates

  • For the same reason, I suspect, God's announcement to Moses that every firstborn male in Egypt will die is followed without pause in the text by the mysterious passage in which God appears to attack Moses's own firstborn son, who is saved only when the boy's mother suddenly circumcises him with a piece of flint Exodus 4:25.

    Arnold M. Eisen: Moses, Pharaoh And The Candidates

  • Catholics believe that Jesus' mother's body was taken into heaven; Many Jews hold a bris ceremony where a rabbi circumcises an 8 day-old boy in a room full of guests.

    Lauren Ashburn: Mocking Mormons

  • I quite agree that the violence gets rather gratuitous, particularly when Samson forcibly circumcises a number of Philistines.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Think Like an Editor

  • Lastly, as someone with both circed and uncirced sons, I can't say I feel one way is better, or that someone who circumcises is a bad parent.

    The First Cut

  • For every crackpot who circumcises his 12-year-old son because of the Bible, there are millions of crimes committed every day at the altar of self.

    Obama on the Bible: Protecting Isaac from Abraham

  • Another interpretation, however, has this danger hovering over Moses, and in order to save him, Zipporah circumcises their son.

    Zipporah: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Censorship circumcises humor almost everywhere it appears so humor considers itself a Jew.

    Emancipation

  • Our federal law against female genital mutilation penalizes anyone who "... knowingly circumcises, excises, or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of another person who has not attained the age of 18 years."

    Lisa Wade: Egypt Takes A Stand Against Mutilation, But Americans Still Like Pretty Privates

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