Seated between two fellow reporters I ordered a Reuben sandwich and sipped from a tall glass of ice water.
The man who would come to be known as Roy Masters was born Reuben Obermeister in 1920s London.
“She was born into slavery,” Reuben said of her character, Elizabeth Keckley.
Sennacherib, who sat near Reuben in the music-gallery, nudged him with his elbow.
For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.
Adèle, then, is sick; and upon that point alone in the Aunt's letter the thought of Reuben fastens.
For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of heart.
The next day Mrs. Whitney and Reuben moved, with all their belongings, to Lewes.
But we must push on, Reuben, if we are to help our companion.'
Now when it was too late, Ben saw his outbreak as a betrayal of Reuben, a betrayal of trust.
masc. proper name, Old Testament eldest son of Jacob and name of the tribe descended from him, from Greek Rouben, from Hebrew Reubhen, probably literally "Behold a son," from reu, imperative of ra'ah "he saw" + ben "a son." As a typical name of a farmer, rustic, or country bumpkin, from 1804. The reuben sandwich (1956) is "Not obviously connected" with the sense in rube [OED], possibly from Reuben's restaurant, a popular spot in New York's Lower East Side.
behold a son!, the eldest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32). His sinful conduct, referred to in Gen. 35:22, brought down upon him his dying father's malediction (48:4). He showed kindness to Joseph, and was the means of saving his life when his other brothers would have put him to death (37:21,22). It was he also who pledged his life and the life of his sons when Jacob was unwilling to let Benjamin go down into Egypt. After Jacob and his family went down into Egypt (46:8) no further mention is made of Reuben beyond what is recorded in ch. 49:3,4.