[ bath-shee-buh, bath-shuh- ]
/ bæθˈʃi bə, ˈbæθ ʃə- /
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. 2 Samuel 11, 12.
a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”
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How to use Bathsheba in a sentence
All this while he was perplexing himself about an errand on which he might consistently visit the cottage of Bathsheba's aunt.
Bathsheba looked thoughtfully into the distance, away from the direction in which Gabriel stood.
At this criticism of her statement Bathsheba made an addition to her dignity by a slight sweep away from him.
"—It was quite a mistake—aunt's telling you I had a young man already," Bathsheba went on.
British Dictionary definitions for Bathsheba
/ (bæθˈʃiːbə, ˈbæθʃɪbə) /
Old Testament the wife of Uriah, who committed adultery with David and later married him and became the mother of his son Solomon (II Samuel 11–12)
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Cultural definitions for Bathsheba
A beautiful woman who attracted King David. To marry her, he sent her husband Uriah to his death in battle. Solomon was her second son by David.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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