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- v. to give (thanks, praise) to God
- v. to sacrifice
- v. to provide (something great)
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- v. present as an act of worship
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I closed my eyes and took the opportunity to offer up a prayer for my father, still laboring away in the tailor shop on Hissilek.
The men formed in line, the Captain thanked them for their gallant and efficient conduct, and then Mr.F. N. Thayer, a well known and greatly esteemed citizen, in the name of his comrades, proposed that they should all kneel and offer up a prayer to Almighty God for their safety and their triumph.
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And that was a blessed bounty, a sublimely serendipitous piece of good organisation for which Simon Templar — who was also known as the Saint — never ceased to offer up thanks to whatever wise providence might have been responsible.
He's our Earthwatch sherpa, general dogsbody and has promised, should a bear attack, to offer up his firm young flesh so that you and I might live to continue our important work.
Edward de Gama, after a long inquiry, found him at last in a poor cabin, with eight Christians, who, having been the most zealous in opposition of the Bonzas, were in reason to expect the more cruel usage at their hands, and were content to offer up their lives, provided they might die in the arms of the man of God.
Accordingly, chirpy love-seekers offer up their services with the enthusiasm of merchants at a street market: “I visit the beach or the canyons at least once a week!”
These and the like prayers he used to offer up there, and he never went away thence with his prayer ungranted.
Borracho, the Spanish word is, one that the Spanish teachers like to offer up as proof they are fun, loose.
Secondly, As Abraham, when he went up to the mount, to sacrifice Isaac his son, left his servants beneath in the valley (Gen.xxii. 5), so when thou comest to the spiritual sacrifice of the Lord's Supper, lay aside all earthly thoughts and cogitations, that thou mayest wholly contemplate of Christ, and offer up thy soul unto him, who sacrificed both his soul and body for thee.
With Christ and His Church is associated in third place the celebrating priest, since he is the representative through whom the real and the mystical Christ offer up the sacrifice.