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Ebenezer

[eb-uh-nee-zer] /ˌɛb əˈni zər/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “stone of help.”.
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  • Why, that brother of hers—Ebenezer Samuels, seems to me his name was.

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  • "It's a cold day when Phil loses a chance for a joke," says Ebenezer.

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  • Bulletins from Ebenezer more encouraging every day, and no squalls in sight.

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  • So we done it, and Ebenezer acted even more surprised than Peter.

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  • There was one old chap that we'll call Dillaway—Ebenezer Dillaway.

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  • One night we was in the setting room—me and Jonadab and the count and Ebenezer.

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  • Ebenezer Richardson, however, could not see the fun of the thing.

  • He left the church, and returned with a doubtful allegiance to Ebenezer.

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Word Origin and History for Ebenezer

masc. proper name, sometimes also the name of a Protestant chapel or meeting house, from name of a stone raised by Samuel to commemorate a victory over the Philistines at Mizpeh (I Sam. vii:12), from Hebrew ebhen ezar "stone of help," from ebhen "stone" + ezer "help."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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