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[toh-bit] /ˈtoʊ bɪt/
a book of the Apocrypha.
a devout Jew whose story is recorded in this book. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The contents of the Book of Tobit undeniably indicate that it was composed in the reign of Hadrian.

  • It has been suggested that the phantom figures are Tobit and the Angel.

    Turner C. Lewis Hind
  • Every period of thirty days has its termination, and Tobit McStenger became a free man.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • By the revolving wheel of fortune, Tobit is at length reduced to poverty.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
  • Esarhaddon was succeeded by Nebuchadnezzar the First, in whose reign Tobit died29.

  • Tobit, take your prisoner away, and shut him up in the store'us'.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • The 'husband and wife,' now eight and seven years old, were in a large room hung with tapestry, representing the history of Tobit.

    The Chaplet of Pearls Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It's near daylight, and I hear 'em stirring in Tobit's house.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Tobit implores his son to marry in his own tribe, and not take a ‘strange woman.’

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • Of the Apocryphal books he translated only two, Judith and Tobit.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
British Dictionary definitions for Tobit


noun (Old Testament)
a pious Jew who was released from blindness through the help of the archangel Raphael
a book of the Apocrypha relating this story
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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