1. a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)
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How To Use Ananias In A Sentence

  • He entered the city of Damascus guided by friends who brought him to the path that led to the house of the person who would help him move forward, a man called Ananias. How to Overcome Fear
  • I say "veracious" advisedly, as oftentimes, after having seen something extra strong in the Ananias-Sapphira-Munchausen-Gulliver-de-Rougemont epistolary line from some gentleman in khaki to the old folks at home, in a London or provincial paper, I feel that I must give up letter writing altogether, as by now those at home must have discovered that such effusions are often seven-eighths lies, and the remaining one-eighth truth, simply because the scribe's powers of invention have failed him, owing to the great strain. A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition
  • I. Ananias is here ordered to go and look after him, to heal and help him; for he that causeth grief will have compassion. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • The high priest Ananias 1 ordered his attendants to strike his mouth.
  • When Christ with a word felled the aggressors, he showed Peter how he should be armed with a word, quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and with that, not long after this, he laid Ananias and Sapphira dead at his feet. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • If men of the first rank have a malice against any, they think it policy to employ others against them, and to play least in sight themselves, because of the odium that commonly attends it; but Ananias is not shamed to own himself a sworn enemy to Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • The high priest Ananias commanded those standing beside him to strike him on the mouth.
  • Nina Ananiashvili and Alexei Fadeyechev from the Bolshoi Ballet dance the leads.
  • Luckily for him though, another chap called Ananias soon came along and seeing that Saul couldn't see Travel Blog | Travel Journals, Diaries and Photos
  • Ananias," for instance, pitches into your lecture, we will say, in some paper taken by the people in your kitchen. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859
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