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burnt offering

noun
1.
an offering burnt upon an altar in sacrifice to a deity.
Origin of burnt offering
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400
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Examples from the Web for burnt offering
Historical Examples
  • "You were to be made a burnt offering to the spirits of the lakes," said Henry.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

  • We will offer a sacrifice of burnt offering of a sweet savor.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Jephtha vowed to make his daughter a burnt offering, and fulfilled his vow.

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • To kill his daughter; to offer her up as a burnt offering; and he did kill her.

    The Bible: what it is Charles Bradlaugh
  • As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.

    The Christ Myth Arthur Drews
  • And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

  • And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him.

  • And he said, Behold the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

  • And he said, "Behold, the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?"

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
British Dictionary definitions for burnt offering

burnt offering

noun
1.
a sacrificial offering burnt, usually on an altar, to honour, propitiate, or supplicate a deity
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