from the dead

from the dead

1. Reanimated after death. If you don't do exactly what I want at my funeral, I'll come back from the dead and harass you all!
2. Reappearing or regaining popularity after a period of absence or decline. I haven't seen her in years, and now she's suddenly back from the dead, so she must want something. I bought bell-bottoms because '70s fashions are coming back from the dead.
See also: dead

from the dead

1 from a state of death. 2 from a period of obscurity or inactivity.
See also: dead
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To quote Houarner, or Dead Cat, "Remember, Dead Cat came back from the dead for you
In all of the gospels Jesus rises from the dead on the Sunday after Passover.
Calculating backwards to the time of Christ with our current solar calendar, most scholars agree that Jesus died on Friday, April 7 and hence rose from the dead on Sunday, April 9.
Second, as much as advanced planning by our Mountain Area Safety Task Force, Fire Safe Councils and citizens helped during the siege, nothing less than heroic firefighting kept this fire away from the dead trees.
net, which also sells recordings from the Dead vaults under the title of "Dick Picks.
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These explanations are probably true to some extent, but for Christians, who believe in Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead, there is a deeper and more satisfying explanation for this strange gladness: the Day of the Dead is a family reunion, a family fiesta.
Jesus had to truly die so that he could truly be raised from the dead.
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Over the past five years, SEACRET - Minerals from the Dead Sea has catapulted its once unknown brand to setting the new standard for major skincare brand names.
That sentence has always struck me as odd, precisely because earlier in the play a traveller did return from the country of the dead--the play, after all, begins with the ghost of the elder Hamlet coming back from the dead to tell Hamlet of the unhappy circumstances of his death and demanding that his son right the wrongs done to him.
Were the admonitory warnings coming from the dead, testified to in our Christian literature, a giant fiction?
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