rise from the ashes


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rise from the ashes

Fig. [for a structure] to be rebuilt after destruction. The entire west section of the city was destroyed and a group of new buildings rose from the ashes in only a few months. Will the city rise again from the ashes? No one knows.
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rise from the ashes

Emerge as new from something that has been destroyed, as in A few months after the earthquake large sections of the city had risen from the ashes. This expression alludes to the legendary phoenix, a bird that supposedly rose from the ashes of its funeral pyre with renewed youth.
See also: ash, rise
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To mark the occasion, historian Fred Hobbs has published a book that delves into the building's past and its rise from the ashes.
However, a determined Mr Richards, who had collected more than 800 machines, joined staff to rescue 300 of the priceless exhibits and was back on site to ensure his beloved museum would rise from the ashes.
But a defiant Mr Richards, who had collected more than 800 machines, joined staff to rescue 300 of the priceless exhibits and was back on site to ensure his beloved museum would rise from the ashes.
A PARISH hall is to rise from the ashes, just a year after being destroyed by fire.
After the fire, a wrought-iron phoenix was added to the roof to signify the mansion's rise from the ashes.
But his foresight to chart the rise from the ashes of a club in liquidation to promotion winners in their first season must have been a dream in itself.
Young footballers devastated when their club and kit went up in smoke have seen new hope rise from the ashes.
Business information provider ICSM says the Enterprise Bill will make it easier for ill-intentioned insolvency practitioners and unscrupulous directors to contrive company liquidations and then have companies rise from the ashes.
However, he's determined to see his beloved entertainment centre rise from the ashes yet again.
Brian has managed to rebuild and refurbish his pride and joy and tonight we'll see his new Phoenix Club rise from the ashes.
Quite a few dot-com CEOs are crying in their beers, too, wondering how best to auction off barely used servers, wide-screen PCs and a roomful of Aeron in chairs, all the while plotting to rise from the ashes.
The Dylan isn't the only hotel to rise from the ashes of an historic building.
PHOENIX side Chester Football Club are predicting crowds of over 1,000 when their rise from the ashes is complete.
NORTHERN Ireland hoped to rise from the ashes of the volcano crisis this morning as flights once again got up, up and away.