Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name; also given to women.

Etymologies

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Hebrew "lion of God".

Examples

  • Ariah is a character likely to incur both empathy and exasperation.

    A Conversation With Joyce Carol Oates

  • Ariah is deeply impacted by her brief marriage to Gilbert -- their lack of love for one another, their disastrous wedding night, his suicide.

    The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates: Questions

  • A taunt that echoed so distinctly in Ariah's skull, she halfway believed these pitying strangers could hear it.

    Excerpt: The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates

  • The group often assembles to back up other musical artists such as Ariah Firefly, Kiki Ebsen and Greg Jones.

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  • The reader knows things about Gilbert that Ariah does not, including a first-hand account of what drove him to commit suicide.

    A Conversation With Joyce Carol Oates

  • I identified with Ariah in many ways, imagining what it would have been like to be married in the early 1950s, to a "nice" man who is, unknowingly homosexual.

    A Conversation With Joyce Carol Oates

  • Gilbert doesn't understand himself, while Ariah can only feel guilt, shame, and humiliation as the bride of a suicide.

    A Conversation With Joyce Carol Oates

  • Although Gil and Ariah technically fail to consummate the marriage, what the novel describes still allows for a potential pregnancy.

    The Falls

  • This restricted vision echoes Ariah's own refusal to pay attention to current events--in fact, Ariah doesn't even know that Dirk is involved in the Love Canal suit until her sister-in-law claims that he is having an affair with Nina.

    The Falls

  • Thus, where Gil and Dirk are both killed, more or less, by their refusal to go along with a socially acceptable "story," Ariah assumes that the end of her own story is a foregone conclusion.

    The Falls

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