rise from the grave

rise from the grave

1. Literally, to return to life or a life-like state after death. Easter is the holy celebration of when Christ rose from the grave. It's yet another film about zombies rising from the grave to eat the living.
2. To wake from a very lengthy, deep sleep. I was wondering what time you'd rise from the grave! It was nearly two in the afternoon by the time we finally rose from the grave.
See also: grave, rise
References in classic literature ?
Could you but rise from the grave and learn what is being done to your daughter!
If Queen Elizabeth were to rise from the grave and come up this river in a gilded barge, she would be received by the Admiral in a house exactly such as she was accustomed to, in every corner and casement, in every panel on the wall or plate on the table.
When William Shakespeare wrote one of his most famous plays Romeo and Juliet nearly 420 years ago, he probably never imagined the tortured lovers would rise from the grave to rekindle their romance, yet that's exactly what the Los Angeles-based Leigh Purtill Ballet Company imagines with its debut ballet, Sweet Sorrow: A Zombie Ballet
A change of imports propelled the teams' remarkable rise from the grave, after SMB rehired Renaldo Balkman and Ginebra recalled Justin Brownlee.
Dracula and his monster mates rise from the grave for another un-dead animation that should just about amuse kids - at least the ones it doesn't freak out.
DRACULA and his monster mates rise from the grave for another undead animation that should just about amuse kids - or at least the ones it doesn't freak out.
All things considered, he must rise from the grave (pun intended) to reclaim what is rightfully his and end the villainous partnership of Lesnar and Heyman.
When a curse placed on the town by a witch centuries ago causes zombies to rise from the grave, it falls to the youngster to avert disaster.
Wellington, August 4 ( ANI ): Lucy Lawless, who is known for her role as the the internationally successful TV series 'Xena: Warrior Princess', has revealed that Xena may yet rise from the grave.
Dogs, bears and even flesh-hungry bats will also rise from the grave to ruin your day.
Another self-opinionated expert on Radio Four (a historian) around Christmas time was, among others, going on about Christmas not being a religious festival and saying if Jesus didn't rise from the grave then Christianity was a nonsense.
With recent polls showing that less than half of America agrees with the Warren Commission, Oswald himself would have to rise from the grave to set the public straight.
Maybe Susannah could rise from the grave and dust off her passport.
LONDON Hammer Films is set to rise from the grave, as a consortium of entertainment entrepreneurs has acquired the cult British house of horror.