from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines by having his hair shorn while he slept, thus depriving him of his strength.
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- proper n. The mistress of Samson who betrays him to the Philistines.
- proper n. A beautiful, cunning and treacherous woman; a femme fatale.
- proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The mistress of Samson, who betrayed him (Judges xvi.); hence, a harlot; a temptress.
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- n. a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
- n. (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
SAMSON AND DELILAH 1949 Lamarr ' s last really great film, made in glorious Technicolor, gave her the role she was born to play: Delilah, the Bible temptress who is the undoing of Samson.
And Delilah is clad, it is true, in what used to be called a dress with a plunging neckline -- very plunging.
The name Delilah is fitly used to describe those who with flattery bring destruction on those whom they pretend to love.
The Diary of a Geek in Oxfordshire: 'Delilah' - a Rebuttal skip to main | skip to sidebar
But otherwise, this is a "Delilah" - free zone, suggesting that Jones sees his new record as standing apart from his more famous body of work.
He decided it would not be a complete casino show without a Tom Jones song, so he ripped into 'Delilah' - it was really funny.
Everyone's favorite metal airline pilot takes on Tom Jones '"Delilah" - and kills it.
Although the book is called Delilah, it is told in multiple viewpoints.
This place, I told Supple, was owned and run by a woman called Delilah whose crippled daughter I had once painted as a favour.
She brushed the dust from her long coat and chuckled aloud: "I allus said that animal oughter be called Delilah 'cuz _she_ was so sly, but my ole man says' Samson 'was close enough to that critter, and this animal hez such long hair that it suits with the name."