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[piz-guh] /ˈpɪz gə/
Mount, a mountain ridge of ancient Moab, now in Jordan, NE of the Dead Sea: from its summit (Mt. Nebo) Moses viewed the Promised Land. Deut. 34:1. Unabridged
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  • The camp that had been formed at Mt. Pisgah suffered severely from the start.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • I think I like Pisgah better from this angle than from any other.

    A Tar-Heel Baron Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  • And from her Pisgah mount, which she had attained, what could she see?

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Pisgah may have been the name of the range; yet again in Numb.

  • One of the results of his visit was the identification of Pisgah.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • They have sent her chest on to Pisgah and she is with Loren.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • I think Joshua supported him up so far, to the foot of Pisgah, and then they parted.

    Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
  • On his face, as he went, was a look such as Moses might have worn on the summit of Pisgah.

    The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse
  • It is the Pisgah sight of the promised land which causes a burst of energy.

    Social Rights And Duties Leslie Stephen
  • "That would be a kindness to me, madame," said Pisgah, very humbly and piteously.

    Bohemian Days Geo. Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for Pisgah


(Old Testament) Mount Pisgah, the mountain slopes to the northeast of the Dead Sea, from one of which, Mount Nebo, Moses viewed Canaan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Pisgah

1640s, name of the mountain east of the River Jordan, whence Moses was allowed to view the Promised Land he could not enter (Deut. iii:27); with figurative extension. From Hebrew, literally "cleft."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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