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Example sentences from the Web for ruth
Now Attorney General, Ruth is creating an FBI task force to investigate serial violent and sexual crimes.CBS' Silence of the Lambs Sequel Clarice Robs a Unique Franchise of Its Personality|Judy Berman|February 11, 2021|Time
Some Boomers remember Leachman as Ruth, the mother in the 1957-58 season of the TV show “Lassie.”Celebrating Leachman’s wonderful work, fearless life|Kathi Wolfe|February 5, 2021|Washington Blade
Perhaps he saw me as a threat to Ruth and was protecting the alpha.My dog barked at me. What’s going on in that canine skull of his?|John Kelly|January 31, 2021|Washington Post
As the two men walked off the field, Johnson shook Ruth’s hand, and Ruth put his arm around Johnson.The strange, one-of-a-kind political campaign that almost landed Walter Johnson in Congress|Frederic J. Frommer|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Ruth was struck by the flu and survived a second time in the postseason.This Year's World Series Isn't the First Played During a Pandemic. Here's What Happened to Baseball in 1918|Melissa August|October 23, 2020|Time
Ruth Shady isn't my anything; she is her own, completely original force in archaeology.
Rivers, it had emerged, had told them she was Ruth Madoff in disguise, and not to speak to her or approach her when she walked in.
The Kids Who Beat Autism Ruth Padawer, The New York Times Magazine At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal.
The third group came in the 1930s because of Adolf Hitler: Anni Albers, Ruth Adler Schnee, Marcel Breuer.
He was probably the biggest sporting hero of the decade—more popular at his peak than even Babe Ruth.
He dazzled the eyes and might have had for the asking the heart and hand of Diana Horton—Ruth's cousin.
She was shorter by a half-head than her darker cousin, and made up in sprightliness what she lacked of Ruth's gentle dignity.
Ruth advanced towards him, her face grave, her sweet eyes full of pitying concern.
But Ruth Hilton sprang to the large old window, and pressed against it as a bird presses against the bars of its cage.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Ruth approached him again; again she took him by the arm, seeking to soothe his over-troubled spirit; but again he shook her off.
British Dictionary definitions for ruth (1 of 2)
Word Origin for ruth
British Dictionary definitions for ruth (2 of 2)
- a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
- the book in which these events are recounted
Cultural definitions for ruth
The great-grandmother of King David, known for her kindness and faithfulness. Not an Israelite herself, she married an Israelite who had come to her country with his family. Ruth's husband died, and her mother-in-law, Naomi, set out to return to the country of the Israelites. Ruth insisted on accompanying Naomi, saying, “ Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.” In the country of the Israelites, Ruth married Boaz, a rich relative of her dead husband; Boaz had been attracted to Ruth by her generosity. Her story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.