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Phebe

[fee-bee] /ˈfi bi/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • Rose gave Phebe some of her nice things, and it was very good of her.

    Eight Cousins Louisa M. Alcott
  • Phebe was blushing crimson, but the roguish look was still in her eyes.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • "I will do anything in the world to help you," cried Phebe eagerly.

    Cobwebs and Cables Hesba Stretton
  • "Then pitch for the Camdens this afternoon," murmured Phebe.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • Phebe placed a hand under the head of each, and looked at them for a long time in silence.

  • Again Frank was the first on the floor, with Phebe Macey as his partner.

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise Burt L. Standish
  • Let us see about the potato-masher; Phebe's found it, I declare.

    Talbot's Angles Amy E. Blanchard
  • "No, I don't, and I don't believe she does," Phebe answered recklessly.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
  • To Phebe, and to her alone, he was still a living man, unless sometimes Felicita thought of him.

    Cobwebs and Cables Hesba Stretton
  • Phebe coughed to smother the sound, and then gave her friend a warning pinch.

    Teddy: Her Book Anna Chapin Ray
British Dictionary definitions for Phebe

Phebe

/ˈfiːbɪ/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Phoebe1
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Phebe in the Bible

a "deaconess of the church at Cenchrea," the port of Corinth. She was probably the bearer of Paul's epistle to the Romans. Paul commended her to the Christians at Rome; "for she hath been," says he, "a succourer of many, and of myself also" (Rom. 16:1, 2).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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