from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient region of northwest Asia Minor surrounding the city of Troy. It formed the setting for the events recounted in the Iliad.


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  • I look for him -- He and Titus were appointed to meet Paul in Troas, whither the apostle purposed proceeding from Ephesus (2Co 2: 12, 13).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Some of the first settlers in northwestern Asia Minor, before it was called Troas, came from Thrace, a country lying to the north of Greece.

    The Story of Troy

  • On his return to Asia, after the longer visit mentioned here, he stayed seven days (Ac 20: 6). and -- that is, though Paul would, under ordinary circumstances, have gladly stayed in Troas. door ... opened ... of the Lord -- Greek, "in the Lord," that is, in His work, and by His gracious Providence.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • (Cimon, the astrophysicist, was very meticulous about calling their planetary destination "Troas" and the satellite "Ilium," but everyone else aboard ship called them "Junior" and "Sister" respectively.)

    The Martian Way

  • During a particularly long sermon Paul preached at Troas, a young man named Eutychus grew sleepy and fell out of a window and died.

    Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible

  • Indignum nihil est Troas fortes et Achivos tempore tam longo perpessos esse labore.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • This must have been the very gate through which St. Paul entered the city as he came on foot from Alexandria Troas ...

    The Assos Journals of Francis H. Bacon

  • Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences


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