Origin of abigail
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Examples from the Web for abigail
What we can reasonably require an Abigail Fisher to understand is that the rules are bent based on socioeconomics.
In our moment, then, an Abigail Fisher must be viewed differently than she once would have been.
Abigail Haglage rounds up what we know so far about the honorable Charles Ramsey.Video Star of the Day: Charles Ramsey, Cleveland’s Hero|Abby Haglage|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So too does Abigail Pogrebin, an author and former 60 Minutes producer.
Pauline Phillips, known affectionately to the nation by her pen name Abigail Van Buren, died Wednesday at age 94.
"This man," said Abigail Williams, going off into another fit.Dulcibel|Henry Peterson
Mrs. Abigail had now employed a "help" in Cynthy Ann's place, and Julia could be spared.The End Of The World|Edward Eggleston
"I can hold my tongue as well as anybody," said the Abigail with a toss of her head.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
They called it Quincy, probably because Abigail, John's wife, insisted upon it.Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
The shutter opened again, and an unmistakable Aunt Abigail looked down.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
British Dictionary definitions for abigail
Word Origin and History for abigail
fem. proper name, in Old Testament, Abigail the Carmelitess, a wife of David, from Hebrew Abhigayil, literally "my father is rejoicing," from abh "father" + gil "to rejoice." Used in general sense of "lady's maid" (1660s) from character of that name in Beaumont & Fletcher's "The Scornful Lady." The waiting maid association perhaps begins with I Sam. xxv, where David's wife often calls herself a "handmaid." Her male counterpart was Andrew.