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chosen people

noun

  1. Often Chosen People. (in the Bible) the Israelites.


chosen people

plural noun

  1. any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews


Chosen People

  1. A term applied to the Jews (see also 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 (see also Egypt ) and led them into the Promised Land .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chosen people1

First recorded in 1525–35
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Example Sentences

Eric Alterman reports on the fallout—and why the Chosen People should not be shaking in their boots.

In it, he chose to double down on his original claim that Barack Obama has a special problem with the Chosen People.

But who are these warriors so willing to deploy their Caps Lock keys in the name of their chosen people?

Allah had turned the hearts of the great white men and rescued his chosen people in the hour of imminent danger.

In neither case can the Jews establish a title to be the "chosen people of God" in any sense of the words.

The Jews are no more God's chosen people than the jay is his chosen bird, or the mosquito his chosen insect.

I shall make it my own, my chosen people, and give to them and to their children's children forever the land of Borneo.'

The precedent they found in "The chosen people," and established, as they thought, by God himself.

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