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rise from the ashes

To emerge renewed, revitalized, or reborn as something different following some total destruction or ruin. A reference to the mythical phoenix, a bird that in many stories bursts into flames upon its death, being born again among the ashes. Over the next few years, a new tower rose from the ashes of the heinous attack, standing as a monument of the country's strength and pride. The company quietly faded into obscurity following its bankruptcy in the late '90s, but now that it has been purchased by the billionaire CEO, it has begun rising from the ashes like the phoenix.
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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.
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rise from the ashes

be renewed after destruction.
In classical mythology, the phoenix was a unique bird resembling an eagle that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert. After this time it burned itself on a funeral pyre ignited by the sun and fanned by its own wings and was then born again from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle of life. The simile like a phoenix from the ashes is used of someone or something that has made a fresh start after apparently experiencing total destruction.
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ˌrise from the ˈashes

become successful or powerful again after defeat or destruction: Can a new party rise from the ashes of the old one?This idiom refers to the story of the phoenix, a mythological bird which burns to death and then rises from the ashes to be born again.
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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. It's been a wacky year, but the reality of a slow-growing online public in the region and rapidly increasing costs means the business model of yesterday--fast growth based on expected advertising revenues--had to give way.
The Dylan isn't the only hotel to rise from the ashes of an historic building.
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But businessman Kerry Michael, 49, who only bought the pier in February and had spent pounds 1million on renovations, said it would rise from the ashes.
A PARISH hall is to rise from the ashes, just a year after being destroyed by fire.
Let us hope that this church will rise from the ashes and once again be that jewel of Erdington High Street.
THIS is how a fire-ravaged school will look at the end of an pounds 18 million scheme to help it rise from the ashes.
Warburtons has seen its stateof-the-art pounds 30 million bakery at Wednesbury rise from the ashes a year after it was virtually destroyed in a disastrous fire.
NEWLY-formed AFC Telford United have been assured that they can rise from the ashes by one of the principal players in Aldershot's return to glory.
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NORTHERN Ireland hoped to rise from the ashes of the volcano crisis this morning as flights once again got up, up and away.
IAN MURPHY has watched Ashfield rise from the ashes to the brink of promotion.
STUNNED members of a Birmingham rugby club which burned to the ground today vowed it would rise from the ashes.