break the Sabbath

break the Sabbath

To violate the rules and terms of the Sabbath day (a holy day of rest and/or worship). Even though my religious rights are protected by law, my employer still made me break the Sabbath by coming into work on Saturday.
See also: break, Sabbath
References in classic literature ?
"It pinches all round, for that matter," said Polly, "for it's only half Sunday without you, but you know we should do to other people as we should like they should do to us; and I know very well what I should like if my mother was dying; and Jerry, dear, I am sure it won't break the Sabbath; for if pulling a poor beast or donkey out of a pit would not spoil it, I am quite sure taking poor Dinah would not do it."
One can break the Sabbath in a hundred ways without committing any sin.
"You'll go to the other place if you break the Sabbath day," said unhappy Dora, following him sorely against her will.
Jesus is accused of not keeping the Law or the Prophets, especially when he seems to break the Sabbath law.
That is a "no." I will not break the Sabbath. If I have to get fired, I'm going to get fired.
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My observation (and my confession!) is that we break the sabbath more often to "proclaim ourselves" than either to provoke folks into decision and action as Jesus does in Mark or to address a genuine emergency.
Nehemiah Wallington, the turner, positively "salivate[s]" over the divine vengeance wreaked on those who break the Sabbath (p.
Not if you're a member of the Free Church of Scotland, who call down Hell's fury on all who break the Sabbath.