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rise from the dead

1. Literally, to return to life or a life-like state after death. Easter is the holy celebration of when Christ rose from the dead. It's yet another film about zombies rising from the dead to eat the living.
2. To wake from a very lengthy, deep sleep. I was wondering what time you'd rise from the dead! It was nearly two in the afternoon by the time we finally rose from the dead.
See also: dead, rise

rise from the dead

 and rise from the grave
Fig. to come back to life after being dead. Albert didn't rise from the dead. He wasn't dead in the first place. The movie was about a teenager who rose from the grave and haunted his high school friends.
See also: dead, rise
References in classic literature ?
She came towards us very slowly, gliding down the gulf that was full of dead, and the path she trod was paved with the dead; and as she came it seemed to me that shadows rose from the dead, following her, the Queen of the Dead--thousands upon thousands of them.
Tarzan rose from the dead body of Sheeta and shook himself after the manner of beasts that are entirely clothed with hair.
If I hear not him, neither should I be convinced though one rose from the dead, he would tell you.
The festival is also called 'the Resurrection' because Hazrat Isa (A.S) rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
Even Britain is becoming more secular with just 10 per cent of the population saying they believe Jesus rose from the dead. The New Testament teaches that a person is not a Christian unless he believes in a literal resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:14).
Another man reportedly 'killed' in a police operation in Tondo 'rose from the dead' for a few hours on Thursday before going to the morgue.
Dr Barry Morgan said that, while we may not be able to prove the existence of God or that Christ rose from the dead, these Resurrection moments are part of daily life.
Dr Barry Morgan said that while we may not be able to prove the existence of God or that Christ rose from the dead, these "Resurrection moments" are part of daily life.
The supposed third case of Ebola victim rising from the dead has its roots in two news reports in All Africa and The New Dawn, regional publications, that claimed Doris Qui of Hope Village Community and Ma Kebeh rose from the dead on their way to their own burial.
Just as Jesus rose from the dead all those years ago, here is an Easter miracle for our age.
A SCOTS tycoon told his wife she could have a PS300million divorce settlement if Ronald Reagan rose from the dead.
Easter comes as a time of great joy, Jesus rose from the dead so we can enjoy Unspeakable joy at His victory won, And rejoice greatly at what He has done.
McCormick (philosophy, California State U., Sacramento) argues that we should not believe Jesus rose from the dead or that he performed miracles, and widens the general case against Christianity and for atheism.
According to them, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.
Some of the more absurd are; Mary gave birth without going through the normal reproductive process, Jesus rose from the dead, Noah had a big boat that he filled with wildlife and Adam was introduced to Eve courtesy of one of his ribs!