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 Res’tive (2 syl.)Resurrection Men. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The followers of Origen’s opinion that all persons, after a purgation proportioned to their demerits, will be restored to Divine favour and taken to Paradise. Mr. Ballow, of America, has introduced an extension of the term, and maintains that all retribution is limited to this life, and at the resurrection all will be restored to life, joy, and immortality.   1

 Res’tive (2 syl.)Resurrection Men. 


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