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Lemuel

[lem-yoo-uh l] /ˈlɛm yu əl/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “devoted to God.”.
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  • Wetherell remained in the wagon while Lemuel went in to transact his business.

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • I promised to go on, and see Lemuel Bryant, and obtain his testimony.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • I make Lemuel fetch and carry without remorse, from morning till night.

    The Minister's Charge William Dean Howells
  • I ran away with Lemuel who was then travelling with jewellery.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Poor Lady Gray was not much better at keeping secrets than old Lemuel was.

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
  • By Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a captain of several ships.

  • Thereupon she related the story of Mr. Lemuel Mizzen, as she had got it from Freddie.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • Captain Lemuel has been all over the world, and is very interesting.

    A Princess in Calico Edith Ferguson Black
  • Lemuel saw his way to making some return for his brother's reception of him.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • Let us have luncheon now, then call on Lemuel to give us our first lesson in rifle-firing.

    Dorothy on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond
Lemuel in the Bible

dedicated to God, a king whom his mother instructed (Prov. 31:1-9). Nothing is certainly known concerning him. The rabbis identified him with Solomon.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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