a place where bad people gather or hide; a group of people who commit crimes
—After the local post office admitted that some of its workers were overcharging customers, the mayor called it a den of thieves and vowed to punish those in charge. 232 more words
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not many are selected or achieve a certain accomplishment
—Only the top ten percent of applicants are admitted to the university, and only twenty percent of them will graduate. 237 more words
trouble that must be endured
—I know you think your job is hard, but we all have our crosses to bear.
Whether he was talking about Old Testament figures (such as Jonah) or using imagery from his present day, Jesus used familiar things to help the people learn new ideas.The Jewish people knew about crosses, because crucifixion was the method of capital punishment used by the Romans. 232 more words