- 1 [mass noun] The action of being rescued or set free: prayers for deliveranceMore example sentences
- All I know is that we said prayers of deliverance and kept our mouths shut when arguments began as to whether the bombs needed to be dropped or not.
- Commentators on this psalm agree that only such a person can hope to receive an answer to their prayer of deliverance from enemies.
- Afraid he had not sacrificed in the proscribed manner, he squeezed his eyes shut and called out a prayer to God for deliverance.
- 2A formal or authoritative utterance: the low drawl he employed for such deliverancesMore example sentences
- On the contrary, it was a faith of pure practical reason, securely founded in the authoritative deliverances of the moral consciousness, that he sought to legitimize; nothing less would do.
- Although there was a fake formality to the deliverance of Cameron's lines, Kate still believed them to be sincere.
- Song thus contains both words and music, but speech performance is also more than just a neutral deliverance of verbal semantics.
Middle English: from Old French delivrance, from the verb delivrer (see deliver).