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Naaman

masc. proper name, biblical name of Aramean general cured of leprosy by Elisha, from Hebrew Na'aman, literally "pleasantness," from stem of na'em "was pleasant or lovely." Cf. Naomi.

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  • naaman must plunge seven times in Jordan, else he cannot be made clean.

    Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff
  • So naaman went in and told the king what the maid from the land of Israel had said.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • So naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Then naaman, with all his followers, returned to the man of God.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • But some of my readers have forgotten who naaman was, long ago.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • After these shorter anecdotes we have the longer episode of naaman.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • The position of naaman was wholly different from that of any Israelite.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • And so naaman said, with alacrity, "Be content: take two talents."

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • naaman kissed the hand of the king and went forth from his presence.

    The Little Maid of Israel Emma Howard Wight
  • So when the caravan reached the palace, Jehoram was waiting to receive naaman.

    The Little Maid of Israel Emma Howard Wight

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