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[bair-uh k, bey-rak for 1; buh-rahk for 2] /ˈbɛər ək, ˈbeɪ ræk for 1; bəˈrɑk for 2/
a military commander who, with Deborah, destroyed the Canaanite army under Sisera. Judges 4.
Ehud, born 1942, Israeli military leader and politician: prime minister 1999–2001.
Also, Douay Bible, Barac. Unabridged
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  • And thou, companion and instrument of victory, Barak, arise!

  • I lapped,—an excellent test of pluck in the days of Gideon son of Barak;—and why?

    Mount Rainier

  • Barak smiled again, and nodded quickly as he recognised the name.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • He rose as he spoke, and Barak understood his smile and question, and waited.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • Barak pointed to the waistcoat-pocket into which he had put the stone.

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British Dictionary definitions for Barak


Ehud (ɛˈhʊd). born 1942, Israeli politician, prime minister (1999–2001); left the Labour Party (2011) to form the breakaway party Independence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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