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  • adj. of something that is redeeming; being of redemption or saving

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving or tending to redeem; redeeming.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Redeeming; serving to redeem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
  • adj. of or relating to or resulting in redemption


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  • "There's not what you call a redemptive arc—and Americans love their redemptive arc—but it isn't absolutely without hope, either."

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  • Writing this book made me feel that I was using my own difficulty to make things easier for other people, and there was a certain redemptive value in that.

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  • Mine, The Bible is a record of the important events in redemptive history the creation of man is at the very beginning of this history what happened before is merely prologue.

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  • I don't know if I could necessarily call it redemptive.

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  • Christ Himself in His actual influence over this body and over each of its members; hence it is only occasionally that he recalls the redemptive power of Christ's Death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Dr. Jackson's book is structured as a response to another theological work, Is God a White Racist? by William Jones, which argues that traditional black theodicy overprivileges the idea of redemptive suffering, and that by implication they create the idea that God favors whites.


  • The products are gorgeous, the prices are fantastic, and the business is committed to what I'd call redemptive engagement with the Indian communities and businesses it purchases from.


  • In my spiritual journey into Catholic spirituality, I had come to understand the notion of redemptive suffering.

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  • “So us being on the roof is some kind of redemptive state.”


  • This isn't the kind of redemptive novel suited for one of those brisk publisher appendices entitled "Questions for Book Group Discussion."

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