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Hosanna

(hōzăn`ə) [Heb.,=save now; Psalm 118], an intensified imperative, a cry, addressed to God, particularly used in the Feast of Tabernacles, when prayers for rain were offered. In the New Testament the crowd shouted it when Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. It is used as an acclamation in Christian worship, e.g., in the SanctusSanctus
[Lat.,=holy], hymn of the Roman Catholic Mass, beginning, "Holy, holy, holy," from Isa. 6.3; Mat. 21.9. It is the solemn choral ending of the preface. In the old liturgy the second part of the hymn, called Benedictus, was sometimes sung after the elevation.
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Nyerere had, for example, removed by force about seven-tenths of the peasant population from where it was living into semicollectivized villages, to the hosannahs of the Third Worldists of the world, and with aid funds provided by the Scandinavians, of which Nyerere's Tanzania was the largest recipient.
I don't recall Ron Greenwood being deluged with hosannahs for sticking with Best at West Ham before Atkinson's initiative at The Hawthorns, or Brian Clough for his faith in Anderson when he fetched up at Forest in 1975.