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Definition of the adjective redeeming

What does redeeming mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    • example: redemptive (or redeeming) love
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of redeeming: redemptive / saving
    • similar: good
  2. compensating for some fault or defect
    • example: the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: good

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Google previewThe homiletical library, ed. by H.D.M. Spence and J.S. Exell (1882)

by Henry Donald M. Spence- Jones

The word redeeming means the forestalling of a market — first buying up all the goods of a certain kind, and then getting a large price. The general meaning is, making the 'most of every opportunity ; seizing it, and putting it to greatest possible ...

Google previewHoly-days and Holidays (1902)

A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full and in Brief, Suggestive Thoughts, and Poetry, Relating to Holy Days and Holidays by Edward Mark Deems

The word redeeming means the forestalling of a market—first buying up all the goods of a certain kind, and then getting a Targe price. The general meaning is, making the most of every opportunity; seizing it and putting it to greatest possible ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2006)

by Hugh Rawson, Margaret Miner

Chicago, 1949 2 All ideas having even the slightest redeeming social importance . . . have the full protection of the [First Amendment] guaranties. . . . But implicit in the history of the First Amendment is the rejection of obscenity as utterly without ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law (2006)

by Robert L. Maddex

The opinion focused on the Massachusetts court's misinterpretation of the “ redeeming social value” requirement in the Roth opinion. Because a book cannot be proscribed or banned unless it is “utterly” (Brennan's emphasis) without ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hymnology (1892)

Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations by John Julian

[ Redeeming Love.] The authorship of this hymn is unknown. The earliest form in which it is found differs widely from that followed in modern hymnals. In 1763 it appeared in the Appendix to M. Madan's Pt.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2013)

by Paul Finkelman

meant that the book must be ''utterly without redeeming social value'' (italics in original). The justice's restatement of this criterion had the effect of shrinking the zone of sexually explicit material that would not be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Censorship (2009)

by Jonathon Green, Nicholas J. Karolides

tics outweighed any redeeming social importance the book might have had. The publishers appealed and in 1966 Memoirs v. Massachusetts reached the U.S. Supreme Court, where the state judgment was overturned. The justices were not ...

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Redeeming the Time

St John's Church, Knaresborough

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OBMBC - "Redeeming the Time" (Burmese language)

"Redeeming the Time" Sermon by Saya San Toe (Guest Speaker from Burma) Ephesian 5:16 "redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Oakland ...

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I pride myself on the fact that my work has no socially redeeming value. (John Waters)
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Scrabble value of R1E1D2E1E1M3I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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