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Sapphira

[suh-fahy-ruh]
noun
  1. a woman who, with her husband, Ananias, was struck dead for lying. Acts 5.
  2. Also Sap·phire [saf-ahyuh r] /ˈsæf aɪər/. a female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • Her eyes were so blue that but for the association he would have called her Sapphira.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • But Sapphira was "hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

  • I've borne false witness—I'm worse than Sapphira—I've acted a big lie.

  • His lips parted also, but the word "Sapphira" that was upon them was not uttered aloud.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • Lysias told all save his meeting with Sapphira, and the procurator listened.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard


British Dictionary definitions for sapphira

Sapphira

noun
  1. 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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