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Definition of Damascus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Damascus

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NAmE//dəˈmæskəs//
 
 
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the road to Damascus
 
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an experience that results in a great change in a person's attitudes or beliefs Spending a night in jail was his road to Damascus. From the story in the Bible in which St. Paul hears the voice of God on the road to Damascus and becomes a Christian.
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