[ahy-zuh ks for 1; ee-sahks for 2]
- Sir Isaac Alfred,1855–1948, Australian jurist: governor general of Australia 1931–36.
- Jor·ge [hawr-hey] /ˈhɔr heɪ/.1837–95, Colombian novelist.
- a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Gen. 21:1–4.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”
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Examples from the Web for isaacs
Isaacs grew up in Britain, first Liverpool, then London, during a period of economic turmoil and conservative revival.
Isaacs recently returned from the New Mexico desert after shooting interior scenes for a new TV mini-series called Dig.
“We believe that these numbers represent just 25 to 50 percent of what is happening,” said Isaacs.
Isaacs says that the epidemic is inciting panic worldwide that, in his opinion, may soon be warranted.
Isaacs estimated that on one day, July 24, staff spent about 48 hours in direct care of the 16 patients with Ebola.Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak
July 28, 2014
Gordon, Isaacs—you two been talking big about law and order.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
Isaacs Marriage is one of the best of the pieces, but is too long for insertion.Spare Hours
But in Mr. Isaacs's well-poised mind no morbid fancies arose.
Mrs. Isaacs raised her eyebrows: she wore nothing but diamonds.
Mr. Isaacs waved his hand and smiled as the men went out of the door.
- an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
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Word Origin and History for isaacs
masc. proper name, name of a biblical patriarch, from Late Latin, from Greek Isaak, from Hebrew Yitzhaq, literally "he laughs," imperf. of tzahaq "he laughed."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Abraham was prepared to sacrifice Isaac at God's request. (See Abraham and Isaac.)
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