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Deborah

[deb-er-uh, deb-ruh] /ˈdɛb ər ə, ˈdɛb rə/
noun
1.
a prophetess and judge of Israel. Judges 4, 5.
2.
Also, Debora. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “bee.”.
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  • What a naughty girl you were to take Deborah, when she was not invited.

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  • Deborah told me, as often she has seen him leave the church.

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  • Deborah, listening in the next cell, heard a slight clicking sound, often repeated.

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  • "Him as caused the smashes," said Deborah, with several sniffs.

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  • He glanced up in a little while and saw Deborah smiling across at him, reading his dislike of such talk.

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British Dictionary definitions for Deborah

Deborah

/ˈdɛbərə; -brə/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a prophetess and judge of Israel who fought the Canaanites (Judges 4, 5)
2.
Rebecca's nurse (Genesis 35:8)
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Word Origin and History for Deborah

fem. proper name, prophetess and judge in the Old Testament, Hebrew, literally "bee" (thus the name is the same as Melissa).

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