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Bathsheba

[bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh-] /bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə-/
noun
1.
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12.
2.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”.
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  • On hearing these and other similar remarks, a wild thought flashed into Gabriel's mind that they might be speaking of Bathsheba.

  • No one seemed to have concerned himself with what Bathsheba thought of it all.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • Bathsheba indignantly left the barn, followed by all the women and children.

  • That could not be quite so; she was not so happy as Bathsheba; she was not sure, but her right was the same for all that.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Mr. Aldritch drove at once back again up the hill to Bathsheba's.

  • For Bathsheba's phrasing of life was in the monosyllables of a rigid faith.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The oath to Bathsheba that her son should succeed must have been a secret known at the time to Nathan only.

  • Not that Bathsheba made any fine moral speeches, to herself.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Bathsheba had overtaken him at a point beside which stood a low stunted holly bush, now laden with red berries.

  • Miss Bathsheba Barry; did you ever hear such a delicious name?

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for Bathsheba

Bathsheba

/bæθˈʃiːbə; ˈbæθʃɪbə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah, who committed adultery with David and later married him and became the mother of his son Solomon (II Samuel 11–12)
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Word Origin and History for Bathsheba

Biblical wife of King David, mother of Solomon, from Hebrew Bathshebha, literally "daughter of the oath," from bath "daughter."

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Bathsheba in Culture
Bathsheba [(bath-shee-buh)]

A beautiful woman who attracted King David. To marry her, he sent her husband Uriah to his death in battle. Solomon was her second son by David.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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