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A miraculous act performed by Jesus, according to the Gospels. They record that Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee to rejoin his disciples, who had departed ahead of him in a ship. When he reached the ship, the winds that had been blowing stopped, and the disciples worshiped him as the true son of God.

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Figuratively, to “walk on water” is to perform an impossible or godlike task: “When I told him the project had to be done by Tuesday, he made me feel as though I were asking him to walk on water.”
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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