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Minor Prophet

noun
1.
any of a group of Old Testament prophets, including Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
Compare Major Prophet.
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  • He does not expect an answer; unless one were at least a Minor Prophet it would be impossible to give one, except in the negative.

  • "One of those animals once spoke the truth to a Minor Prophet," remarked Frances, quietly.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick
  • This would seem to bear out Mr. William Wyvern's allusion to the Minor Prophet element of his character.

    Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
  • He stood near the door, and with the enthusiasm of a Minor Prophet exclaimed: "'Ow beautiful is this place, Mr. Pendoggat!"

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena

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