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Vashti

[vash-tee, -tahy] /ˈvæʃ ti, -taɪ/
noun
1.
the queen of Ahasuerus who was banished for refusing to appear before the king's guests. Esther 1:9–22.
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  • I de-clar, Vashti, you drinks mo' water than anybody I ever see.

    The Burial of the Guns Thomas Nelson Page
  • The one sitting in the chair, with curls and flowers, is Vashti Ann.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap Laura E. Richards
  • Vashti, the queen, also gave a feast for the women in the royal palace which belonged to King Xerxes.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • "Turn actress, and immortalize your name," said Sister Vashti, striking an attitude.

  • In like manner did Vashti the queen gather her guests together, and made them a feast in the palace.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • "You will not need a bridge when you are grown up," said Vashti.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Strick was an eager lover, quick to jealousy—Glasson was uncommunicative even to Vashti, and careless of her opinions.

    Beggars on Horseback F. Tennyson Jesse
  • He did not tell himself that but for Vashti it had never been written.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • So the resolution was to put Vashti away, and to give her dignity to another woman.

    The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus
  • Vashti, who was leading the way down the track, turned with a laugh.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for Vashti

Vashti

/ˈvæʃtaɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus: deposed for refusing to display her beauty before his guests (Esther 1–2) Douay spelling Vasthi
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Vashti in the Bible

beautiful, the queen of Ahasuerus, who was deposed from her royal dignity because she refused to obey the king when he desired her to appear in the banqueting hall of Shushan the palace (Esther 1:10-12). (See ESTHER.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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