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[lee-uh] /ˈli ə/
the first wife of Jacob. Gen. 29:23–26.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “weary.”. Unabridged
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  • Marilla was little where Leah was big, and nothing daunted Marilla.

  • What is Leah Bloodgood out this time of day for, with the minister's dinner to get?

  • Leah Bloodgood, what did you ever let him go away for without a body-guard?

  • I was exact to time, as may be imagined, and I found Leah in riding costume.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • "You must shew them to the gentleman," said Leah, possibly in concert with her father.

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British Dictionary definitions for Leah


(Old Testament) the first wife of Jacob and elder sister of Rachel, his second wife (Genesis 29)
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