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EtymologyEdit

salvation +‎ -ary

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salvationary (comparative more salvationary, superlative most salvationary)

  1. Relating to or providing salvation.
    • 1898, Maria Weed, “A Millenium League,” The Midland Monthly, Des Moines, Iowa, Volume 10, No. 1, July 1898, p. 86,[1]
      [] formulas of belief [] are only salvationary when they become the outward expression of a surcharged soul whom divine truth has emancipated.
    • 1945, Robert W. Service, Ploughman of the Moon: An Adventure into Memory, New York: Dodd, Mead, Book 3, Chapter 8, p. 120,[2]
      Mugson had a rich Uncle Archie who had married a lady evangelist. “Aunt Tibbie is so keen on saving souls,” he told us, “she is positively dangerous. She regards every one of us as a prospect for her salvationary lust; although she has not really saved Uncle Archie, as it would be detrimental to his business.”
    • 1998, Abba Eban, Diplomacy for the Next Century, New Haven: Yale University Press, Chapter 8, p. 123,[3]
      International organization [] was here portrayed as a magic spell that would make all previous politics and diplomacy obsolete. ¶ These salvationary hopes were based on the illusion that the American-Soviet-British alliance, which had won World War II, would command the future.

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