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Tobias

[tuh-bahy-uh s]
noun
  1. the son of Tobit.
  2. Douay Bible. Tobit.
  3. a male given name.
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  • Struggle with a monster fish which had attacked Tobias whilst he slept.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • I then continued with a prayer to God whilst Tobias fell asleep.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • After this Tobias advanced, embraced his father, and then rubbed his eyes with the skate's liver.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Tobias had got well to do in the cranberry-raisin' line and drove a fast horse.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • At the end of that mile Jonadab's craft's jib boom was just astern of Tobias's rudder.

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln


Word Origin and History for tobias

Tobias

masc. proper name, from Late Latin Tobias, from Greek Tobias, from Hebrew Tobhiyyah, literally "the Lord is my Good," from Hebrew tobh "good." Toby is a short form.

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