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Hepzibah

[hep-zuh-buh, -suh-] /ˈhɛp zə bə, -sə-/
noun
1.
a female given name.
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  • The cup was there in which Hepzibah had prepared Malleville's medicine.

  • Hepzibah went into Phonny's room to see if all was safe, and to get the light.

  • He was familiar, of course, with the eccentricities of his aunt, Hepzibah Armitage.

    The Gilded Man Clifford Smyth
  • Hepzibah, since her last confinement, is a vessel for the Spirit to the square of what she was.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Such a family as we have, and the weakness in Hepzibah's back!

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • There has been a quarrel between him and Hepzibah this many a day.

  • Hepzibah Spencer, his daughter, married, and took the sun-dial to Byberry.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • But Clifford was not in his room, nor could Hepzibah find him.

    The World's Greatest Books, Volume V. Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • After, if you can give me a lift with Mrs. Hepzibah, I'll call you in.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • Here it was that Judge Pyncheon came and bullied Hepzibah and sent her to find her brother.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend

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