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Jehosaphat

biblical name (II Sam. viii:16), used as a mild expletive in American English from 1857.

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  • I could almost have supposed the architect at Gran had taken the graves of the valley of jehosaphat for his model.

  • Her sepulchre is visible to all beholders to this present day, in the midst of the valley of jehosaphat.

  • This jehosaphat was king of that country, and was converted by an hermit, that was a worthy man and did much good.

  • This pious establishment had attached to it fields, vineyards, and a garden situated in the valley of jehosaphat.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • Yes, and for awhile even I thought he would remain here till the last trumpet blew its blast through the valley of jehosaphat.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • But for him I should now have my palace on the hill of Zion, and my soldiers be encamped in the valley of jehosaphat.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • The first book of Kings commences with an account of the death of David, and continues to that of jehosaphat.

  • So jehosaphat, in high glee at having an afternoon's holiday, with the roan horse, threw on the saddle and mounted.

    Dulcibel Henry Peterson
  • And there, right nigh, is the tomb of King jehosaphat, of whom the vale beareth the name.

  • jehosaphat Book, the cullud dominie, he run out an' tried to jump inter the waggin.

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