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Tobias

[tuh-bahy-uh s] /təˈbaɪ əs/
noun
1.
the son of Tobit.
2.
Douay Bible. Tobit.
3.
a male given name.
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  • "Immensely considerate of you to come," puffed Sir Tobias, levering himself out of his chair in order that he might shake hands.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
  • I then continued with a prayer to God whilst Tobias fell asleep.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Tobias had walked at her side the whole way, without speaking a word.

    Pieces of Eight Richard le Gallienne
  • Every time Tobias blew the whistle it used up all the steam and the engine stopped.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A print of Death taking away a lady who has been stung by a serpent; designed and engraved by Tobias Stimmer.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • And here is Chancellor Tobias story of the fountain of youth.

Word Origin and History for Tobias

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Tobias, from Greek Tobias, from Hebrew Tobhiyyah, literally "the Lord is my Good," from Hebrew tobh "good." Toby is a short form.

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