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[toh-bit] /ˈtoʊ bɪt/
a book of the Apocrypha.
a devout Jew whose story is recorded in this book. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It occurs in the English version of the Apocryphal book of Tobit, vi.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • It has been suggested that the phantom figures are Tobit and the Angel.

    Turner C. Lewis Hind
  • There lieth Tobit the prophet, of whom Holy Writ speaketh of.

  • By the revolving wheel of fortune, Tobit is at length reduced to poverty.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • Tobit, take your prisoner away, and shut him up in the store'us'.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • It's near daylight, and I hear 'em stirring in Tobit's house.

    The Chainbearer J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Of the Apocryphal books he translated only two, Judith and Tobit.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • Jerome's free translation from the original text: Judith, Tobit.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • "I'm a bad man," said Tobit McStenger, after three glasses of whiskey.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Tobit McStenger had his word to say upon all village topics.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for Tobit


noun (Old Testament)
a pious Jew who was released from blindness through the help of the archangel Raphael
a book of the Apocrypha relating this story
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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