for Christ's sake

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for Christ's sake

(rude) also for Christ sakes
I am surprised or annoyed by this for God's sake For Christ's sake, Julie, what are you doing here? This dress makes me look like a little old lady, for Christ's sake. It's two in the morning, for Christ sakes! Why are you calling me now?
Usage notes: used for emphasis
Related vocabulary: for crying out loud
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of for Christ's sake ( in the name of or for Christ)
See also: sake
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Both texts illustrate that Christ is now, in some real sense, absent from believers.
We must understand," says Calvin, "that as long as Christ remains outside of us, and we are separated from him, all that he has suffered and done for the salvation of the human race remains useless and of no value to us.
We just want people to know that we believe very strongly in Christ.
have downplayed or scorned the human body, but the Catholic liturgy teaches us that the human body is called to share in the life of Christ, in the resurrection of Christ, and in our eternal life with him.
His courtier is permanently present, his Christ is subject to the laws of physics.
The Records of a Church of Christ in Bristol, 1640-1687, Bristol Record Society's Publication, vol.
Paul's words to the Galatians (3:26-28), that in Christ we are neither male nor female, Jew or Gentile, slave or free, but all are one in union with Christ.
According to Luther, we cannot interpret God's promises allegorically but we may have recourse to allegory in explaining their circumstances so long as the literal sense has been understood correctly and so long as any allegory we resort to has Christ as its focal point and is compatible with the doctrine of justification by faith.
The American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, representing Darla Kay Wynne, a Great Falls resident and assistant national director of a group called Witches Against Religious Discrimination, sued the Great Falls mayor and town council for routinely opening council meetings with prayers invoking Jesus Christ.
That Cullen concludes the poem with an imagined prayer to Christ partially replicates this more general effort to protect the body.
Christ most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Aristotle Inc.
In this thorough study, Edmondson captures the centrality that Jesus Christ holds in the theology of John Calvin.
My only ambition is to be able one day to paint Christ so movingly that those who see him will be converted.
Paul is stretching credibility when he describes the congregation as "the body of Christ.
Superman film directors like Richard Donner (1978's Superman: the Movie) and Superman Returns' director Bryan Singer chose to portray Superman as a Christ figure.