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Sapphira

[suh-fahy-ruh] /səˈfaɪ rə/
noun
1.
a woman who, with her husband, Ananias, was struck dead for lying. Acts 5.
2.
Also, Sapphire
[saf-ahyuh r] /ˈsæf aɪər/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
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  • Her eyes were so blue that but for the association he would have called her Sapphira.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • But Sapphira was "hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

  • I've borne false witness—I'm worse than Sapphira—I've acted a big lie.

  • His lips parted also, but the word "Sapphira" that was upon them was not uttered aloud.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Lysias told all save his meeting with Sapphira, and the procurator listened.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • In the banquet room and in the balconies get thou speech with this Sapphira.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Away behind him in the palace, in the room where he had met her, sat Sapphira.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • How interesting, said Sapphira, looking at the boy through her lorgnette.

    Mr. Munchausen
     

    John Kendrick Bangs
  • You referred just now, said Sapphira, to shooing bears out of the hotel.

    Mr. Munchausen
     

    John Kendrick Bangs
  • I should say not, said Sapphira, particularly if the novels were as light as most of them are nowadays.

    Mr. Munchausen
     

    John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for Sapphira

Sapphira

/sæˈfaɪrə/
noun
1.
(New Testament) the wife of Ananias, who together with her husband was struck dead for fraudulently concealing their wealth from the Church (Acts 5)
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