Yom Kippur

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Synonyms for Yom Kippur

(Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar

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The concave crystal held, as it were, this mystical other world, and the indescribably fine murmur of its rim was the sigh there, the scarce audible pathetic wail to his strained ear, of all the old baffled forsworn possibilities.
The plain truth is, I have forsworn and abjured the whole business these many years, and my soul is sick of it.
They recalled to her mind a little group of people in Helium who had forsworn the pleasures of life in the pursuit of knowledge.
On a fifth day, they say, the Erinyes assisted at the birth of Horcus (Oath) whom Eris (Strife) bare to trouble the forsworn.
At last, I got him to come in with me to the club, on condition that I would not tempt him to drink; and, for some time, he continued to look in upon us pretty regularly of an evening, - still abstaining, with wonderful perseverance, from the "rank poison" he had so bravely forsworn.