a voice crying in the wilderness

a voice crying in the wilderness

Meaning

  • to say something that is not popular
  • to express an idea that is not accepted by others
  • to say something that is not considered acceptable by a group or a society

Example Sentences

  1. The tales are interesting if you are into that kind of thing but for me it is like listening to a voice crying in the wilderness.
  2. I was like a voice crying in the wilderness when I tried to expos what my bosses had done in order to keep the entire processing unit under wraps.
  3. Even though he is one of the most renowned physics teacher, his opinion was like a voice crying in the wilderness in this project.
  4. I feel like a voice crying in the wilderness when I am trying to talk to my parents to move to the city with me.
  5. He had warned about the economic collapse but at that time his pleas were like a voice crying in the wilderness.

Origin

The phrase originates in the gospels referring to John the Baptist in the Book of Isaiah. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight.” John, in this time, was preparing for the way for Jesus as predicted in the prophecy of Isaiah. In the modern times, this phrase is being used to express an unpopular idea.

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