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Vashti

[vash-tee, -tahy]
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noun
  1. the queen of Ahasuerus who was banished for refusing to appear before the king's guests. Esther 1:9–22.
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Examples from the Web for vashti

Historical Examples

  • The one sitting in the chair, with curls and flowers, is Vashti Ann.

    Five Mice in a Mouse-trap

    Laura E. Richards

  • "Turn actress, and immortalize your name," said Sister Vashti, striking an attitude.

  • Vashti, however, seemed to mistake his astonishment, for she frowned.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch

  • Vashti prised at a loose stone from the wall with the point of her sunshade.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch

  • Vashti eyed the child curiously for a moment before answering.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch


British Dictionary definitions for vashti

Vashti

noun
  1. Old Testament the wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus: deposed for refusing to display her beauty before his guests (Esther 1–2)Douay spelling: Vasthi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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