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Adah

[ey-duh] /ˈeɪ də/
noun
1.
one of the two wives of Lamech. Gen. 4:19.
2.
the wife of Esau, and the mother of Eliphaz, Gen. 36:2, 4, 10, 12, 16.
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  • And Adah bare Jabal; he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

  • Adah joins in his entreaties, and endeavours to cling to the sides of the vessel.

  • Adah's one o'ermastering ambition in life has been to build a house.

    The House

    Eugene Field
  • However, this mishap did not wholly abate Adah's interest in our affairs.

    The House

    Eugene Field
  • And Adah and her brothers and sisters were also born unto the house of Adam.

    The Secret of the Creation Howard D. Pollyen
  • And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of the shepherds that dwell in tents.

    The City of God, Volume II Aurelius Augustine
  • And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.

  • "Well, the fact is, we want to use this room," continued Adah.

    For the School Colours

    Angela Brazil
  • Adah's eyebrows elevated themselves to an astonishing angle.

    For the School Colours

    Angela Brazil
  • "We're not going to alter our arrangements for anybody," returned Adah tartly.

    For the School Colours

    Angela Brazil

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