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Definition of Deliverance


  1. The act of delivering or freeing from restraint, captivity, peril, and the like; rescue; as, the deliverance of a captive.
  2. Act of bringing forth children.
  3. Act of speaking; utterance.
  4. The state of being delivered, or freed from restraint.
  5. Anything delivered or communicated; esp., an opinion or decision expressed publicly.
  6. Any fact or truth which is decisively attested or intuitively known as a psychological or philosophical datum; as, the deliverance of consciousness.

Deliverance Quotations

Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?
Francis Scott Key

Liberation is not deliverance.
Victor Hugo

God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you.
Edwin Louis Cole

Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.
Edwin Arnold

In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. 'Crossing the River Jordan' was code, of course, for escaping to freedom.
Kathleen Battle
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Deliverance Translations

deliverance in German is Befreiung
deliverance in Spanish is entrega