a surname given by Jesus to James and John. Mark 3:17.
(used with a singular verb) a vociferous preacher or orator.
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How to use Boanerges in a sentence
The breeze blew freshly from the German Ocean, over the purple hills; but it brought no coolness to that miserable Boanerges.Sword and Gown | George A. Lawrence
Then said the brave Boanerges, ‘Let us yet for a while lie still in our trenches, and see what these rebels will do.’The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus | John Bunyan
Then Captain Boanerges, for that they were men of courage, listed them into his company, and so away they went to the war.The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus | John Bunyan
No Wilhelm shall land upon Hastings soil while Boanerges guards the beach.
To resume, it is my custom to take Boanerges with me on my weekly visit to a local picture palace.
British Dictionary definitions for Boanerges
New Testament a nickname applied by Jesus to James and John in Mark 3:17
a fiery preacher, esp one with a powerful voice
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