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Hagar

[hey-gahr, -ger] /ˈheɪ gɑr, -gər/
noun
1.
the mother of Ishmael. Gen. 16.
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  • It was the evident intention of Hagar to escape to her native country.

  • It was happy for Hagar that the angel was sent to arrest her progress.

  • Hagar shifted her blanket and thrust out a stubborn under lip.

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  • Hagar forgot her petulance, and became curious as any white woman.

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  • He just stuck his nose into old Hagar's wikiup—and one sniff seemed to be about all he wanted.

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  • Even Hagar drew back a pace, hardy as was her untamed spirit.

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  • I couldn't be easy a minute, with old Hagar on the warpath the way she is.

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  • Hagar drew it under her blanket, held it fumbling there, and thrust it forth again.

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  • Hagar turned from berating her, and thrust out her chin at Miss Georgie.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hagar

Hagar

/ˈheɪɡɑː; -ɡə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) an Egyptian maid of Sarah, who bore Ishmael to Abraham, Sarah's husband
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