from the dead

from the dead

1. From death or a death-like state. If you don't do exactly what I want at my funeral, I'll come back from the dead and harass you all! The doctors essentially revived the man from the dead after his heart stopped for a full 30 minutes.
2. From or following a period of absence or decline. I haven't seen my sister in years, and now she's suddenly back from the dead. She must want something. I bought bell-bottoms because '70s fashions are returning from the dead.
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from the dead

1 from a state of death. 2 from a period of obscurity or inactivity.
See also: dead
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It is estimated that over 7 million tons of water evaporate from the Dead Sea every day.
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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.
The Convent women seek the living, and the women of Ruby seek what they need from the dead. And what each seeks, the other unknowingly possesses: Mavis, Gigi, Seneca, and Pallas seek life (or its illusions), and Soane, Arnette, Sweetie, and Billie Delia seek death (or its possibilities).
The new collection contains natural minerals and salts 'harvested' from the Dead Sea to treat, purify and moisturise your skin in a unique and natural way.
Then researchers would have to devise a way to extract the genes from the dead elephant, then to insert them into a live elephant's embryo, or fertilized egg.
Our creed tells us quite explicitly that Christ rose from the dead and further affirms its conviction that there is a resurrection of the body.
In the parable of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus, two men who had been separated in life--by the indifference of the first and the desperate poverty of the second--die and are dispatched to their very different "rewards." From his torment in Hades the ghost of the rich man cries out to Abraham, begging that someone be sent back from the dead to warn his wealthy brothers about the fate awaiting greedy souls.
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.
Toward the end of his famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy, Prince Hamlet expresses his "dread of something after death/ the undiscovered country, from whose bourn/no traveller returns." 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.
One thing we're finding, from the Dead Sea Scrolls and from other ancient texts that have been found, is that they explain many of the terms that Jesus used, such as the "end of time" and "Son of Man." Almost every major term Jesus uses, he never defined.
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