saving embrace But a saving embrace came into Morrie's life the following year: his new stepmother, Eva. Saving means having the feature of saving someone from a situation that is unpleasant, right? We can say saving embrace, Could you give me any other examples? saving X (noun)
Jun 18, 2019 10:58 AM
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This is an unusual usage. "Embrace" means to physically hug, but in this case it is being used to mean a situation that has embraced the speaker. Your definition of saving is fine. It is more common to hear that "X was her salvation," or that "X saved her," than to encounter, "saving X." In spiritual and religious contexts, you might hear "saving grace."
June 18, 2019
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