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See also: Oblation
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əʊˈbleɪʃən/, /ɒˈbleɪʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈbleɪʃən/, /ɑːˈbleɪʃən/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
oblation (plural oblations)
- The offering of worship, thanks etc. to a deity.
- 1786, William Beckford, Vathek; an Arabian Tale:
- whatever she judged proper for the oblation of the approaching night.
- 1906 April, O. Henry [pseudonym; William Sydney Porter], “From the Cabby’s Seat”, in The Four Million, New York, N.Y.: McClure, Phillips & Co, OCLC 1399985, page 165:
- In the fulness of time there was an eruption of the merry-makers to the sidewalk. The uninvited guests enveloped and permeated them, and upon the night air rose joyous cries, congratulations, laughter and unclassified noises born of McGary's oblations to the hymeneal scene.
- 2017, “Wallowa Lake Monster”, in The Greatest Gift, performed by Sufjan Stevens:
- As she waits for her children in the shade / Demogorgon or demigod the ghost parade / No oblation will bring her back to our place
- (by extension) A deed or gift offered charitably.
the offering to a deity
deed or gift offered
- Alternative form of