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Amos

[ey-muh s] /ˈeɪ məs/
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the 8th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
3.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “burden.”.
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  • “Give him a lance-thrust, Amos,” cried Saunders, reloading his piece.

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  • But when you get back, Amos, you can crush him by telling of this trip.

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  • Such was the view that Amos took of the matter, and now came the question what he was to do.

    Amos Huntingdon T.P. Wilson
  • I returned home, and found Amos telling Davy of our adventures.

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  • When Biddle fell, Amos, with the instinct of the mariner, had rushed towards the unmanned helm.

British Dictionary definitions for Amos

Amos

/ˈeɪmɒs/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
2.
the book containing his oracles
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Word Origin and History for Amos

masc. proper name; third of the prophets in the Old Testament; from Greek, from Hebrew Amos, literally "borne (by God)."

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