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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
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After pulling a skeleton from a lake, buried soldiers begin rising from the grave to feast on the living.
Jerry Falwell (who died the same week JSTO opened in Chicago) rising from the grave to denounce it.
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She said: "He's playing the statesman, but with all the real concern of Dracula rising from the grave - anti Europe, anti-devolution - anti-whatever he used to stand for."
But rising from the grave is his most amazing feat yet.
Leicester City Council confessed it was not prepared for the undead rising from the grave, but said existing aspects of its emergency plans could help fight back.