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[ab-uh-leen] /ˈæb əˌlin/
a city in central Texas. Unabridged
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  • There was no room for him in the same district as Wild Bill of Abilene.

  • This institution holds its annual meetings at Abilene, Texas.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • He would pass through Hays and Abilene on his slow way to Cheyenne.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Why, I was never in Abilene longer than half an hour in my life, ma'am.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • He's gone on some high-flyin' expedition to Abilene, leaving the town without a peace officer at the mercy of bandits and thieves.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • That will give the Buford herds the first start, and I'll be waiting for you at Abilene when you reach there.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • It was still before breakfast that I told Polly to pack her dunnage, 'cause we was moving out from Abilene.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
British Dictionary definitions for Abilene


a city in central Texas. Pop: 114 889 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Abilene in the Bible

a plain, a district lying on the east slope of the Anti-Lebanon range; so called from its chief town, Abila (Luke 3:1), which stood in the Suk Wady Barada, between Heliopolis (Baalbec) and Damascus, 38 miles from the former and 18 from the latter. Lysanias was governor or tetrarch of this province.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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