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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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commandmentcom‧mand‧ment /kəˈmɑːndmənt $ kəˈmænd-/ noun [countable]  RRCone of the ten rules given by God in the Bible that tell people how they must behave
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commandmentOne of the 10 commandments is to keep the Sabbath Holy.The bleak wisdom of bare and poor streets were still his commandments.All the other commandments involve specific actions.But the tenth commandment is different from all the rest.Out of that commandment all my values come.Do you see that the promise of things going well with us is attached to keeping the commandment to honour our parents?That I took the commandments quite literally was not surprising.Which commandment did he consider to be the greatest?
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