the beginning and the end. Revelation 1:8.
the basic or essential element or elements: the alpha and omega of political reform.
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How to use alpha and omega in a sentence
Courtney finished her education at an online Christian school, Alpha Omega Academy, her mother says.
Well, he told me that he thought the Alpha Omega was the best fraternity in college, and that he'd made up his mind to join it.Winning His "W" | Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for alpha and omega
the first and last, a phrase used in Revelation 1:8 to signify God's eternity
the basic reason or meaning; most important part
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Cultural definitions for alpha and omega (1 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with alpha and omega
The beginning and the end, the first and the last, as in She had to master the alpha and omega of the new computer program before she could even begin. This idiom and its meaning, based on the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, appears in the New Testament (Revelation 1:8): “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,” where it is repeated three more times.
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