Usage examples for Abba

  1. From Samos it is three days to Rhodes, where there are about 400 Jews, at their head being R. Abba, R. Hannanel, and R. Elijah. – The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela by Benjamin of Tudela
  2. " 'My son, give Me thine heart; ' Yes, Abba, Father, yes! – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. The quatrains must always rime abba, but the sestet may rime cdecde or cdcdcd or cdedce or cdedec, or almost any arrangement of two or three rimes which does not end in a couplet. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  4. And He answered with a main cry: Abba! – Ulysses by James Joyce
  5. Duly, after long companionship, thought, and prayer, they had elected Pambo for their abbot- Abba- father- the wisest, eldest- hearted and headed of them- if he was that, it was time that he should be obeyed. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  6. A thick square shawl was put rather carelessly over his head with the fringe over his face, and pushed back off his shoulders, to allow his arms to come out through an abba, a kind of cloak with armholes, which was also put over his head. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  7. Besides Socotora, this king has likewise the two Irmanas and Abba del Curia. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  8. We have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba, Father. – The One Great Reality by Louisa Clayton
  9. Ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  10. Take fast hold, and resolve that you will never let go until the answering Spirit comes into your soul, crying, " Abba, Father," and you shall know of a truth that you have passed from death unto life. – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  11. It was the effort of men who unconsciously, I am willing to think, made religion an affair of rite and observance, instead of seeing in it, like St. Francis, the conquest of the liberty which makes us free in all things, and leads each soul to obey that divine and mysterious power which the flowers of the fields adore, which the birds of the air bless, which the symphony of the stars praises, and which Jesus of Nazareth called Abba, that is to say, Father. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  12. The few authentic words preserved in the New Testament as spoken by our Lord in His own language, such as Talitha kumi, Ephphatha, Abba, are not in Hebrew, but in the Chaldee, or Aramaic, as then spoken by the Jews. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  13. The moment the leader set his foot across the threshold, the unabashed piper immediately protruded his chest, and struck up the wild strain of " Failte mhic an Abba," or the Salute to the Chief. – A Prince of Good Fellows by Robert Barr
  14. Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  15. A picturesque kalekji is almost an essential in such close quarters as a raft, and up till now we had rejoiced in the brightly- striped Kurdish coats and turbans of our first kalekjis, and the clean, flowing, white abba of our Jezireh friend. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  16. The testimony is one, the testimony of a man's own emotion, and own conviction, and own desire, the cry, Abba, Father! – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  17. Two rabbis, Chiya bar Abba, a Halachist, and Abbahu, a Haggadist, happened to be lecturing in the same town. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  18. The first quatrain, abba, should introduce the subject; the second, abba, should develop it to a certain point, at which a pause occurs; such is the octave. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum