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chosen people

noun, (often initial capital letters)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
Origin of chosen people
First recorded in 1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The God of the Hebrews declared them to be his chosen people.

    City of Endless Night Milo Hastings
  • Were not the chosen people themselves overthrown and led into captivity?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • They are as near 'God's chosen people' as any I have ever seen.

    Policing the Plains R.G. MacBeth
  • Of course, in our acceptance, the Irish are the chosen people.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • It appeared as though God had turned his face from his chosen people.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
  • Those who work the fields are the chosen people of God, if He had a chosen people.

  • He who could draw it from the rocks will not now abandon His own chosen people.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for chosen people

chosen people

plural noun
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews
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Chosen People definition

A term applied to the Jews. According to the Old Testament, God chose the descendants of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob — the ancestors of today's Jews — as the people through whom he would reveal himself to the world. God therefore freed them from slavery in Egypt and led them into the Promised Land.

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