American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In the Bible, a Jewish heroine who rescued her people by slaying an Assyrian general.
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. A female given name
- n. A book of the Old Testament of some Christian Bibles; a book of the Vulgate Apocrypha.
- n. The protagonist of the Biblical book of Judith.
- n. The name of A wife of Esau.
- n. Jewish heroine in one of the books of the Apocrypha; she saved her people by decapitating the Assyrian general Holofernes
- n. an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
- From Hebrew יְהוּדִית (Y'hudít, "woman from Judea, Jewess") (Wiktionary)
“Next time you write a fake note from your mother, remember that the name Judith is not spelled J-U-D-E-E-T-H.”
“His wife Judith is dating another man who is physically no less than repugnant.”
“Post's wife, Judith, is a doctor with multiple specialties and a professor of radiology at the University of Miami.”
“I know which stories I read in Judith Merril anthologies because my copies of those anthologies have yellowing pages and green edges and a particular narrow typeface that I would know anywhere.”
“Valentine is fictional, a character in Judith Krantz's Scruples, a book that positively sizzles with brand-name-dropping, put there not as paid product placement but as verisimilitude of an especially glamorous kind.”
“* Judith is from Australia and I am the best.person. ever because I am resisting any and all Australia-type jokes such as ....”
“Judith is a fan of Good TV (Buffy, Veronica Mars, etc.) * But I just found it at Amazon so I'm adding it to my Wish List.”
“The Book of Judith is therefore the premier example of fantasy writing in the Bible.”
“The story of Judith is pure fiction; even if it contains an historical kernel as some have suggested, that historical kernel is irrelevant to the final product.”
“Although it was fun finding out, in Judith and Dennis Bradin's Jane Addams: Champion of Democracy (Clarion, November) that Jane experimented with opium in college, perhaps more pertinent to this anniversary day is their inclusion of an excerpt of an article Jane Addams wrote for Ladies 'Home Journal in 1913, imagining that men rather than women were agitating for suffrage:”
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