bread upon the waters
phrasal resources risked or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bread upon the waters — phrasal : resources chanced or charitable deeds performed without expectation of return …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast one's bread upon the waters — To be generous or charitable without expecting any reward • • • Main Entry: ↑bread * * * I do good without expecting gratitude or reward Origin: with biblical allusion to Eccles. 11:1 II see bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast one's bread upon the waters — ► cast one s bread upon the waters do good without expecting gratitude or reward. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 11.] Main Entry: ↑bread …   English terms dictionary

  • cast your bread upon the waters — cast/throw/your bread upon the waters phrase to do something good that gives you no benefit now but may give you some benefit in the future Thesaurus: to intend to do somethingsynonym Main entry: bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw your bread upon the waters — cast/throw/your bread upon the waters phrase to do something good that gives you no benefit now but may give you some benefit in the future Thesaurus: to intend to do somethingsynonym Main entry: bread …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast one's bread upon the waters — do good without expecting gratitude or reward. [with biblical allusion to Eccles. 11:1.] → bread …   English new terms dictionary

  • cast thy bread upon the waters — be generous and do good things for others and you will in return be blessed (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cast your bread upon the waters — be generous and do good things for others and you will in return be blessed (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bread — ► NOUN 1) food made of flour, water, and yeast mixed together and baked. 2) informal money. ● bread and butter Cf. ↑bread and butter ● bread and circuses Cf. ↑bread and circuses …   English terms dictionary

  • The Alphabet of Ben-Sira — ( Alphabetum Siracidis , Othijoth ben Sira ) is an anonymous medieval text, attributed to Ben Sira (Sirach), the author of Ecclesiasticus . It is dated to anywhere between AD 700 and 1000. It is a compilation of two lists of proverbs, 22 in… …   Wikipedia

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