from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, a Moabite widow who left home with her mother-in-law and went to Bethlehem, where she later married Boaz.
- n. See Table at Bible.
- Ruth, George Herman Called "Babe.” 1895-1948. American baseball player. A pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1915-1919) and outfielder for the New York Yankees (1920-1935), he hit 714 home runs, played in 10 World Series, and held 54 major-league records. Known as "the Sultan of Swat,” he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
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- proper n. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
- proper n. Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
- proper n. A female given name.
Even to the most assiduous student of Mets lore, the name Ruth Roberts probably never rang a bell.
The first is what we call Ruth's Classics, a $39.95 three-course meal featuring a choice of one of four entrees such as six-ounce filet with shrimp, a personal side and dessert.
But Linda Cain Ruth, a building science professor and playground expert at Auburn University, says natural playgrounds need careful maintenance to remain safe.
Irritation flickered in Ruth just like the flame on the hearth.
The bones actually turn out to be two thousand years old, but Ruth is soon drawn into the Lucy Downey case and into the mind of the letter writer, who seems to have both archaeological knowledge and eerie psychic powers.
Ruth is convinced that Isabelle's silence is somehow her fault, the result of something she, as a mother, either did or did not do.
With her brittle exterior and general distaste for human companionship, Ruth is a difficult heroine with whom to empathize, but the novel's archeological details and the unsettling denouement go far in making up for her prickly character.
Thirty years later, Ruth is coming to terms with her responsibility as part of a dictatorship, while Sáenz is having a hard time doing so.
In "The Real Eleanor Rigby," fourteen-year-old Ruth is a Beatles fan and a fan of Herman Melville.
The key to Ruth is that he discovered a talent — home run hitting — that was latent in the game but nobody else had exploited it yet.