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Ebenezer

[eb-uh-nee-zer] /ˌɛb əˈni zər/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”.
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  • The criticism heaped on Ebenezer for his part in it had only served to make him more arrogant at home and abroad.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • Why, that brother of hers—Ebenezer Samuels, seems to me his name was.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • For the first time Twinkleheels noticed that Ebenezer had many good points.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels Arthur Scott Bailey
  • "It's a cold day when Phil loses a chance for a joke," says Ebenezer.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Ebenezer Erskine reminds me of his great predecessor, Samuel Rutherford.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • One night we was in the setting room—me and Jonadab and the count and Ebenezer.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I used to fool with it some when I was a little shaver," Ebenezer said.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • Bulletins from Ebenezer more encouraging every day, and no squalls in sight.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for Ebenezer

masc. proper name, sometimes also the name of a Protestant chapel or meeting house, from name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (I Sam. vii:12), from Hebrew ebhen ezar "stone of help," from ebhen "stone" + ezer "help."

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