a son of Abraham and Sarah, and father of Jacob. Genesis 21:1–4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “laughter.”
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How to use Isaac in a sentence
The two cross paths with a local tour guide/con artist, Rydal (Oscar Isaac), who takes a liking to them—in particular Colette.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’ | Marlow Stern | September 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those charges were later dropped when Isaac refused to cooperate with authorities.New Details Emerge in Suge Knight Shooting at Chris Brown's Pre-VMAs Party on the Sunset Strip | Marlow Stern | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Someone might have been reading a bit too much Isaac Asimov.
Operation Choke Point was also derided in an op-ed in American Banker magazine by William M. Isaac, former chairman of the FDIC.
In alternating chapters, the two narrators of the novel describe their lives with Isaac, from two different periods in time.
Isaac Bolum had fixed himself comfortably on two legs of his chair, with the projecting soles of his boots caught behind the rung.
Isaac Bolum declares every day that he is going to, but when the time comes he breaks down.
"It certainly sounds more interestin'," exclaimed Isaac Bolum.
His principal children were Isaac, born of his wife by a miraculous favor of Providence, and Ishmael, born of his servant.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Yet we are not told that Isaac was circumcised; nor is circumcision again spoken of until the time of Moses.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
British Dictionary definitions for Isaac
an Old Testament patriarch, the son of Abraham and Sarah and father of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 17; 21–27)
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Cultural definitions for Isaac
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