Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The land of Israel in the Bible.
  • n. The land of peace described in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

A biblical name applied to the land of Israel, from Hebrew beulah "married (woman)", taken up as a given name by Puritans. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I grabbed my stuff and piled into my trusty 2002, which, by this time, had been anthropomorphized and was called Beulah.

    Full Frontal Nudity

  • The tale appeared among articles about the training methods of U.S. Marines, the wartime rubber shortage, the building of the Trans-Alaskan Highway, and human interest stories about a fencing schoolmistress called Beulah Bunny, and a girl called Effie who found satisfaction working as a female riveter.

    Storyteller

  • "You must find a telephone," I told him, "and call Beulah, and let her know what has happened."

    Mistress Anne

  • One of the songs Newsome sings at services is a hymn about longing for heaven, called "Beulah Land."

    News

  • ABC's "Beulah," the first TV sitcom to star an African-American, turned 60 last weekend - but not even BET bothered to present an episode.

    If A TV Show Turns 50 And No One Notices...

  • She started her career at 6 in the TV series "Beulah" and is perhaps best known for her searing portrayal of the slave Kizzy in the landmark 1977 miniseries "Roots," which earned her numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award nomination.

    Leslie Ugghams to Play Lena Horne

  • Christian eternity of infinite temporal extension, the "moony shade" of radical relativism the poem later calls the state of "Beulah," and the physicality of earth itself, are equally realizable as discrete objects that exist within the infinite possibilities for the imaginative potential of form itself.

    'If the acts have been perform'd let the Bard himself witness': William Blake's Milton and MOO space

  • If the root of the matter be in him, and if he has the requisite chords to set in vibration, a young man may occasionally enter, with the key of art, into that land of Beulah which is upon the borders of Heaven and within sight of the City of Love.

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • Even reading the loooong list of possible names such as Beulah, Jaw-kneen, and "Infant" isn't really the funny part.

    Christmas Fun Even Your Adopted Father Will Love

  • I place it in the same category with "Beulah" for both alike inculcate correct moral sentiments.

    Diary of Samuel A. Agnew : September 27, 1863-June 30, 1864,

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