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Goshen

[goh-shuh n] /ˈgoʊ ʃən/
noun
1.
a pastoral region in Lower Egypt, occupied by the Israelites before the Exodus. Gen. 45:10.
2.
a land or place of plenty and comfort.
3.
a city in N Indiana.
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  • And, indeed, even in Goshen it is as well always to travel in some sort of state.

    The Cat of Bubastes G. A. Henty
  • On the following day the high priest and his party started for Goshen.

    The Cat of Bubastes G. A. Henty
  • This is Thursday, and I must be back in Goshen next week at this time.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Towards the sea is the land of Goshen, where the sons of Jacob fed their flocks.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • It set me to thinkin' o' the time us women got the organ for Goshen church.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • Only in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were, there was no hail.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Remember me to Colonel Goshen when you go back to your rooms, will you?

    Cleek, the Master Detective

    Thomas W. Hanshew
  • I do not return to Goshen and to Laban, of whose sword I have seen enough.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • They say that this dog of a Pharaoh's son is here in Goshen upon some mission.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
  • Even now, as it chanced, we did not reach Goshen without further trouble.

    Moon of Israel H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Goshen

Goshen

/ˈɡəʊʃən/
noun
1.
a region of ancient Egypt, east of the Nile delta: granted to Jacob and his descendants by the king of Egypt and inhabited by them until the Exodus (Genesis 45:10)
2.
a place of comfort and plenty
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Word Origin and History for Goshen

from the Bible, fertile land settled by the Israelites in Egypt; light shone there during the plague of darkness [Gen. xxxxv:10]. The name is of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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