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Vashti

[vash-tee, -tahy] /ˈvæʃ ti, -taɪ/
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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  • The one sitting in the chair, with curls and flowers, is Vashti Ann.

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

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

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

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

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  • "And you are quite right of course," Vashti made haste to agree.

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  • "You have followed well," said Vashti, as they reached the foot of Pare Coppa.

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  • He did not tell himself that but for Vashti it had never been written.

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  • Now, it may be that Mrs. Treacher had also allowed Vashti to bewitch her.

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  • "You will not need a bridge when you are grown up," said Vashti.

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British Dictionary definitions for Vashti

Vashti

/ˈvæʃtaɪ/
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
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