the diseased beggar in the parable of the rich man and the beggar. Luke 16:19–31.
a brother of Mary and Martha whom Jesus raised from the dead. John 11:1–44; 12:1–18.
Emma, 1849–87, U.S. poet.
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How to use Lazarus in a sentence
After she dies, he finds Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, and they become his wives.The Green Knight is glorious and a little baffling. Let’s untangle it. | Alissa Wilkinson | July 30, 2021 | Vox
Finally, she follows the creative process as dancers at today’s Ailey American Dance Theater work on a new production of “Lazarus,” one of the late master’s most renowned pieces.
In 1993 a doctor described the Lazarus phenomenon in a seventy-five-year-old man with a lung hemorrhage.
In medicine, Lazarus is the patient who, believed dead, spontaneously starts to circulate blood.
In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.
Like Lazarus, Thad Cochran rose from the dead on Tuesday in Mississippi.Thad Cochran Escapes Bitter Tea Party in Mississippi | Ben Jacobs | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After rising Lazarus-like from his wheelchair in the second season, he decided to leave Downton and try his luck in Hollywood.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’ | Andrew Romano | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The resurrection of Lazarus is a transparent fabrication out of the parable of the rich man and Lazarus.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
And this was all done in the story of Lazarus in such a way that it might surround every grave with illusions for centuries.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
But Solomon in all his glory was dressed in his best; from Dives to Lazarus is largely a matter of garments.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
The story of Lazarus, as we may easily conceive, was an especial favourite of the early Christian artists.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
The seller's name was Mordecai, and the buyer of "the sole use of Simon forever," was a Mr. Lazarus.The Flag Replaced on Sumter | William A. Spicer
British Dictionary definitions for Lazarus
the brother of Mary and Martha, whom Jesus restored to life (John 11–12)
the beggar who lay at the gate of the rich man Dives in Jesus' parable (Luke 16:19–31)
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Cultural definitions for Lazarus
A man brought back to life by Jesus after being in the tomb for four days. The incident is recorded in the Gospel of John. The raising of Lazarus is considered the crowning miracle or sign revealing Jesus as the giver of life. It also is the act that caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put Jesus to death. (See Crucifixion.)
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