Bible. a king of Israel and husband of Jezebel, reigned 874?–853? b.c. 1 Kings 16–22.: Also Douay Bible, A·chab [ey-kab] /ˈeɪ kæb/ .
Literature. the captain of the ship Pequod and tragic hero of Melville's Moby Dick, obsessed with the pursuit of the white whale.
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How to use Ahab in a sentence
Her very strength is rooted in an Ahab-like quest that risks overwhelming her.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression? | Emily de la Bruyere | February 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
GOP politicians on both the state and federal level attack legal abortion with an obsession rivaling Captain Ahab.
Individuals abstain from food to express contrition (Ahab) or to prepare for divine revelation (Moses).
Indeed, Ahab has always been rather a hero of mine; I mean since the years of discretion.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
He seems inspired with the same fierce, inveterate cunning with which Captain Ahab has followed the traces of his mortal foe.
He would, like Ahab, walk softly; he was not ready to walk uprightly: his forgiveness he would postpone!Weighed and Wanting | George MacDonald
This is the ancient Shomron, where you may still trace the site of the palace of Ahab, king of Israel.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.
Next Sunday he preached about his eternal Ahab, and Kirkcaldy was offended by the historical parallel.John Knox and the Reformation | Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for Ahab
Old Testament the king of Israel from approximately 869 to 850 bc and husband of Jezebel: rebuked by Elijah (I Kings 16:29–22:40)
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