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Definitions of joseph

  1. leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops ( 1840- 1904)
  2. ( New Testament) husband of Mary and ( in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus
  3. ( Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt
  4. An outer garment worn in the 18th century; esp., a woman's riding habit, buttoned down the front.
  5. A woman's riding- coat or habit, with buttons down to the skirts; a very thin, unsized paper.

Usage examples for joseph

  1. Strangely enough the principal scene between Joseph and Selicha, Potiphar's wife, is highly discreet. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. At this moment the door opened and Joseph appeared. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  3. And Joseph looked real well too- quite well. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  4. Francis Joseph wore the double crown created by Charlemagne a thousand years before, and was Emperor of Rome as well as of Germany. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  5. What is it, dear Joseph? – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  6. Q. How far off was the Joseph at the time? – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  7. It was strange to share a lunch of boiled eggs and tea on the kitchen table with Joseph Bracken. – Mary Rose of Mifflin by Frances R. Sterrett
  8. He must be caught up by that same spirit that opened the heavens to the Prophet Joseph Smith- only then can he really teach. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  9. She was a widow with two children when she married Joseph. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  10. Soon afterwards Joseph came in with a message. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  11. Joseph shook his 'ead. – Short Cruises by W.W. Jacobs
  12. 8 Which when the king saw, he was very angry with Joseph; 9 And Joseph afraid of the king's anger, went to bed without his supper, taking not any thing to eat. – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  13. You told Joseph that he needn't come up very early to- morrow, didn't you? – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  14. And it was so with Joseph Wylie. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  15. " I should think there is," returned Joseph. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. I was cross- examined on my evidence for some hours by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  17. I have watched you many times, Brother Joseph, and I have never failed to play upon your soul as I play upon my own. – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  18. You have heard of this row about Joseph Mason and my mother? – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. He took no pains to avoid anything, but threw Joseph into every bush he passed. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  20. I am no longer young, but since I have been old enough to remember, I have never seen a man either come into the valley or leave it except Joseph. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
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