Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Apocrypha, a woman in Babylon who was falsely accused of adultery and was rescued by Daniel.

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  • proper noun A female given name
  • proper noun biblical A follower of Jesus (Luke 8:3)
  • proper noun biblical A book of the Apocrypha.

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  • noun an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Σουσάννα (Sousanna), the New Testament form of Hebrew שושנה (sušan, "lily").

Examples

  • She is seated alone, when her clever maid Susanna ushers in the young page Cherubino, just banished from the house because obnoxious to the jealous Count.] _Susanna_ -- Here's our young Captain, Madame.

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  • Now the name Susanna has appeared before in recorded history also in connection with bathing -- a most irreproachable Susanna.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • Red-headed beauty Susanna is Danish-born and she is joined on stage by four female backing singers / dancers making this an all-girl number.

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  • Susanna is pretty sure he’s said something to the girl about his situation, but knows he hasn’t talked to her parents.

    A Boy's Life

  • Susanna is pretty sure he’s said something to the girl about his situation, but knows he hasn’t talked to her parents.

    A Boy's Life

  • "Are you too big to be kissed even by mother?" called Susanna, hurrying to her boy, who submitted to her embrace with better grace.

    Homespun Tales

  • Lanta Long Tail is a company run by a lady called Susanna and her husband (Sunny I think?!) who do private long tail boat trips out to the Islands for fishing, snorkelling and sightseeing ... it works out just as cheap as doing a normal snorkelling trip but from what we witnessed during the day, it was so much better.

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  • I was also influenced by major memoirs of my "formative" years that helped to destigmatize depression, such as Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted and Elizabeth Wurztel's Prozac Nation.

    A Talk with Paula Kamen, author of All in My Head

  • Santerre's "Susanna" depicts the woman whose story is told in Daniel 13, which is part of the Deuterocanon or Apocrypha.

    A Woman Cloaked in Literature and Legend

  • I speak of people such as Susanna and Catherine of Paliacatt, who were sent into exile from Batavia to serve life imprisonment on

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