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baptism

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Definition a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

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a challenging experience that initiates or purifies
  • She was baptized at the same church as her grandmother.
baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • The Pope said he would baptize Martians if they asked.
  • baptize = "spiritually renew" (a person) in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I was baptized as a baby and formally affirmed my faith as a teenager.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • The new regiment went straight to the front where it was baptized by fire.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I hope your baptism sets you on the right road—it's plain you've been a long time on the wrong one.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • baptism = a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
  • I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • baptize = "spiritually renew" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • Not until late December did they take Male to St. Paul's Church to be baptized
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • MRS. PUTNAM: Reverend Parris, I have laid seven babies unbaptized in the earth.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • unbaptized = "spiritually cleansed" in a Christian ceremony
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unbaptized means not and reverses the meaning of baptized. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • After he got baptized we wanted him to preach.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • ...and she dressed Coyotito in the clothes she had prepared for his baptism,
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • baptism = a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
  • Hunter's getting baptized in less than half an hour.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • It's water from Tug Fork, the crick at home that I was baptized in.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • My own baptism, and every one I have witnessed so far, took place in something like a large bathtub or small swimming pool in the Baptist Church.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • baptism = a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
  • Baptized both of you in the irrigation ditch at once.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • HALE: How comes it that only two are baptized?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • baptized = "spiritually cleansed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • HALE: God keep you both; let the third child be quickly baptized, and go you without fail each Sunday in to Sabbath prayer; and keep a solemn, quiet way among you.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • baptized = "spiritually cleansed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • She been baptized.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • baptized = "spiritually renewed" in a Christian ceremony
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • The day of the baptism, how proudly she carried her nephew, showing him off to all of the guests.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • baptism = a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
  • The glass splashed out in the moon, like a bright cold water baptizing the sleeping earth.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • " "But, Nurse, it must be baptized before it dies.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)

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