the commander of the Israelite army and a cousin of Saul. 1 Samuel 14:50; 26:5.
a male given name.
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How to use Abner in a sentence
He returned when she took on the Abner Louima case, which was as momentous in 1999 as the Michael Brown case in Ferguson is now.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch | Michael Daly | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The cap stayed only because it referenced Civil War-era California state lawmaker Abner Weed, the namesake of the town.
This has happened before, to Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Emmett Till—even during the New York City draft riots of 1863.Not This Again: The Ghost of Past Injustices, From the Draft Riots to Trayvon | Herb Boyd | July 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now, losing his temper was not for Abner a matter of uttering a couple of oaths and of wrapping a hoe handle around a tree.
If Abner hain't feelin' jest cheerful them boys'll be wrastlin' all over town and pushin' down houses.
Abner halted suddenly, at arm's length from his brother, and eyed him from head to foot, and Asa returned an insolent stare.
No man could look upon him and accuse him of being afraid of Abner or of avoiding the issue.
Asa laughed mockingly, and Abner took a threatening step toward him, but Mary touched his arm again.