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Gethsemane

[geth-sem-uh-nee]
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noun
  1. a garden east of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kedron: scene of Jesus' agony and betrayal. Matt. 26:36.
  2. (lowercase) a scene or occasion of suffering; calvary.
Related formsGeth·se·man·ic, geth·se·man·ic [geth-suh-man-ik] /ˌgɛθ səˈmæn ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for gethsemane

Historical Examples

  • It was an anguish allied in its intensity to that of Gethsemane.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • She had chosen her Gethsemane long ago, and this was its harvest time.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • Mine is the perpetual Gethsemane and mine the unemptied cup!

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • But it was her Gethsemane: the best that Fate had been able to do for her.

  • It drove Him to the wilderness, and to Gethsemane, and to Calvary.


British Dictionary definitions for gethsemane

Gethsemane

noun
  1. New Testament the garden in Jerusalem where Christ was betrayed on the night before his Crucifixion (Matthew 26:36–56)
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Word Origin and History for gethsemane

Gethsemane

name of a garden on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem [Matt. xxvi:36-46], from Greek Gethsemane, from Aramaic gath shemani(m) "oil-press."

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