[ suh-fahy-ruh ]
/ səˈfaɪ rə /
a woman who, with her husband, Ananias, was struck dead for lying. Acts 5.
Also Sap·phire [saf-ahyuhr]. /ˈsæf aɪər/. a female given name.
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How to use Sapphira in a sentence
What a fine opportunity was afforded on this occasion to Sapphira, for fulfilling the high but difficult duties of her situation!
The character of Sapphira seems marked with even a deeper stain of guilt than that of her husband.
He felt that the tolerance of Ebenezer and the acceptance of Ananias-and-Sapphira added distinctly to his prestige.
Meanwhile in glaring London, the ill-starred Saumerez was wearing out brain and hand and eye for his Sapphira.
British Dictionary definitions for Sapphira
New Testament the wife of Ananias, who together with her husband was struck dead for fraudulently concealing their wealth from the Church (Acts 5)
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