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turn the other cheek

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Definition


To respond to insult or physical harm with pacifism and nonviolence.

Context : Social Life
Category: Idiom
Semantic: nonviolence, pacifism, passive
Examples of idiom “turn the other cheek” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'philosophize'
    philosophize:

    Jesus taught us to love our enemies, turn the other cheek, NOT cast the first stone..he saw reality as a manifestation of god-truth-beauty.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Benknowell'
    Benknowell:

    The old testament says - an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth, The New testament says -turn the other cheek....is there a problem here ?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Lataknair'
    Lataknair:

    When someone hits you in the face, turn the other cheek. That way the swelling is even

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'brian_scully'
    brian_scully:

    @kittenkT Don't know you either. No worries. But I'm not one to turn the other cheek to crap like that.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'qball91'
    qball91:

    Apparently the Catholic Church doesn't believe in turn the other cheek when it comes to criticism of them

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'EmmanuelRosario'
    EmmanuelRosario:

    So life has slapped you around? turn the other cheek. The abuse stops when you change your position.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'rightinillinois'
    rightinillinois:

    If Jim Wallice is such a Christian, why doesn't he turn the other cheek? Instead he has his flock attack Glenn Beck

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Trinity_one'
    Trinity_one:

    guess its time to take off the gloves. Srry God but ima need you to turn the other cheek for this one