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in Abraham's bosom

In heaven (deceased). After a long, terrible fight with cancer, my mother is finally at peace in Abraham's bosom.
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sham Abraham

obsolete To feign mental or physical illness or distress, so as to avoid work. Used especially among seamen. "Abraham men" were a class of beggars who would roam the country pretending madness so that strangers might take pity on them and offer them alms. It came to light that the boatswain had shammed Abraham, under the pretenses of consumption or some such wasting illness, so that he might remain at shore and drink up the profits from his previous voyage. He tore off his clothes and raved like a lunatic, but I could tell by the clarity in his eye that he was shamming Abraham to avoid conscription into the local militia.
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Abraham's bosom

figurative Where the righteous go after death. The phrase alludes to Abraham, the first Biblical patriarch. I know it's a sad time, but we just have to keep in mind that Grandma is in a much better place now, at Abraham's bosom, than in the hospital.
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in Abraham's bosom

in heaven, the place of rest for the souls of the blessed. dated
The phrase is taken from Luke 16:22: ‘And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom’. In the Bible, Abraham was the Hebrew patriarch from whom all Jews traced their descent.
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God made no threat about what would happen if Abraham didn't do as he was bidden.
Abraham has won ten of his last 11 fights, but his performances have not been great and he failed to impress in two fights against Paul Smith, while Martin Murray was unfortunate to lose a split decision to Abraham in Germany a couple of years ago.
He turned Fernando Torres from a very good striker into a world-class one - and he can help Abraham progress during a season at Newcastle.
The first time God appears to Abraham in the biblical text he is told to part ways with his past, geographically, culturally, and socially, in order to enable him to receive a most elaborate blessing.
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2:23), the Qur'an refers to Abraham as the "friend of God.
They were truckers who delivered meat to Miami restaurants and, when they stopped at a shop in Frostproof, Florida, Abraham gave Michael $2 to buy two lottery tickets.
A major challenge addressed early on by Levenson is to identify the competing claimants to the inheritance of the grand promises made to Abraham when he is first called by God; namely, that he will be the founder of a great people and a father to many nations, who will be either blessed or cursed on his account.
After catching Boudla with a strong right in the fourth, Abraham finished the round by pinning the challenger to the ropes and the Frenchman was left with a bloody nose.
Abraham stated, I am very pleased and honored to have the opportunity to serve on PBF s Board.
Abraham was driving a 2008 Honda Civic near the Interstate 84 exit just before 11 a.
Benjamin Walker plays Abraham who, as a boy, sees his mum fall victim to vampire and slave trader Jack Barts.
Regarding "Abraham's Failed Test" by Curt Leviant (Midstream, Summer 2010), neither Abraham nor his son Isaac, who knew that his father intends to 'sacrifice' him, failed the test as Mr.
Froch had lost the title to Mikkel Kessler in April but bounced back to world champion status with a unanimous points victory over Arthur Abraham in Helsinki.
CARL Froch regained his WBC super-middleweight title as he dominated from start to finish to claim a unanimous points victory over Arthur Abraham in Helsinki.