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Laban

[ley-buh n] /ˈleɪ bən/
noun
1.
the father of Leah and Rachel and the father-in-law of Jacob. Gen. 24:29; 29:16–30.
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  • When old Laban lived here it's a safe bet he never used any other.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Now I don't believe in such things, of course, but old Laban he did die there.

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  • Laban was tremendously surprised—at least he pretended to be.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "I can't get any supper to-night, Laban," she declared firmly.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Laban was to receive ten dollars a week, from which sum he was to provide his own meals.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She has 'em every time Laban Keeler starts in on one of his periodics.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • It's Laban's weakness for liquor that's kept 'em apart so long.

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  • No sign or symptoms of Laban this mornin', I presume likely?

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British Dictionary definitions for Laban

Laban

/ˈleɪbən/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the father-in-law of Jacob, father of Leah and Rachel (Genesis 29:16)
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