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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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  • The criticism heaped on Ebenezer for his part in it had only served to make him more arrogant at home and abroad.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • And my, how the Giant roared with glee when he caught sight of Ebenezer.

    Andiron Tales John Kendrick Bangs
  • For the first time Twinkleheels noticed that Ebenezer had many good points.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels Arthur Scott Bailey
  • "You must speak up if you expect me to hear, young lady," growled Ebenezer.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • Ebenezer Erskine reminds me of his great predecessor, Samuel Rutherford.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • "He will be a long time getting there," sneered Ebenezer Brown.

    Grey Town Gerald Baldwin
  • "I used to fool with it some when I was a little shaver," Ebenezer said.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • In 1737, these Saltzburghers had built a town, Ebenezer, in Georgia.

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."

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