American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Elijah Ninth century B.C. Hebrew prophet who sought to abolish idolatry and restore justice. According to the Bible, he did not die but was carried skyward in a chariot of fire.
- n. a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)
- Hebrew אליהו (Eliyahu, "Yahweh is God"). (Wiktionary)
“* pause* Oh I think I saw Elijah Wood at the table smiling away with his ‘I-just-got-out-of-bed’ hair. * waves to Elijah* Hi sunshine!”
“Elijah is an old-fashioned, rugged individualist living in a society whose greatest value is quasi-socialist civic duty.”
“Reader Elijah is glad he gave his taxes a manual check before sending them off.”
“It continues with funny questions and Elijah is finally let in on the secret in the end”
“Ginny sat on a inflatable doughnut in Elijah's chair at the end of the breakfast bar and talked Myra through making challah the Ginny method.”
“Explain Elijah, I countered, or whichever one it was that was assumed to heaven directly in Genesis.”
“A solitary prophet of God by the name of Elijah had been vindicated.”
“Coming from a small high school in a small town, Elijah is like a child in a candy shop as he earnestly seeks to learn all that he can and experiences the thrill of generating new knowledge through research.”
“The word Elijah is written a hundred and thirty times in tabular form, with the letters transposed.”
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