thank-offering love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An offering made in ancient Jewish rites as an expression of gratitude to God; a peace-offering.

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Examples

  • Miriam the Girdle-girl, hath a mind to visit the church this day, to seek a blessing by pilgrimage and to make oblation thereto, a douceur517 of thank-offering for her deliverance from the land of the Moslems and in fulfilment of the vows she vowed to the Messiah, so he would save her.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Rejoined the Princess, “O Zubaydah, be of good cheer and keep thine eyes cool and clear; play us a piece as a thank-offering and an ear-feast for reunion with thy husband Ala al-Din.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Bideford; buying cottages and making them almshouses for worn-out mariners; and she is told that this is his thank-offering to God.

    Westward Ho!

  • The good Dutchman was released from his Algerine captivity (I imagine his figure looks like that of a slave amongst the Moors), and in his thank-offering to some godchild at home, he thus piously records his escape.

    Roundabout Papers

  • It seemed to him as though some thank-offering were due from him for all the good things that

    Castle Richmond

  • Providence had showered upon him, and the best thank-offering that he could give was a devoted attention to the interest of the poor around him.

    Castle Richmond

  • They brought a basket of corn, a fowl, and a few strings of handsome beads, as a sort of thank-offering for our having killed it on their land, and said they had thanked the Barimo besides for our success, adding, “There it is; eat it and be glad.”

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • I was most sincerely thankful to find myself on the south bank of the Zambesi, and, having nothing else, I sent back one of my two spoons and a shirt as a thank-offering to Mpende.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The innocent return to their homes, and slaughter a cock as a thank-offering to their guardian spirits.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The shrine of Apollo at Delphi was the holiest site in Greece and it, too, had to receive a thank-offering.

    The Battle of Salamis

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