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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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Froch landed a right around his opponent's guard as both fighters exchanged a flurry of blows, Abraham responding with his own after a wild right from Froch.
Froch sensed blood when Abraham slipped but the referee intervened.
Yet, when the text summarizes the chain of events after the destruction, Lot's escape is ascribed to God's remembering Abraham: And it was when God was destroying the cities of the plains and God remembered Abraham and He sent Lot out from the overturn when overturning the cities where Lot had dwelled (19:29).
Given these conflicting interpretations of the supposedly common figure, the claim that Abraham is a source of reconciliation among the three traditions increasingly called Abraham' is as simplistic as it is now widespread.
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Abraham was not the easiest of individuals and his architecture was never easy to easy up to, label or glibly categorise.
Meanwhile, the junior team of Nathan Abraham, Mathilde Abraham and David Mast put on an impressive effort.
The father of monotheistic religion and a common thread of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, Abraham is one of Islam's greatest prophets.
A replica of that policy is now on display at the Custer House in the Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, N.