dead bury their dead, Let the


A reply of Jesus when a new disciple of his asked for time to bury his father. Jesus said, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”

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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

notes for dead bury their dead, Let the

The expression often connotes an impatience to move ahead, without pausing over details or ceremonies.
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