Ishmael

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ishmael a person who is rejected (from society or home)
    • n Ishmael (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
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Usage

In literature:

Nature will not admit too rigid regulations against increase of population in Mexico: Hagar and Ishmael dwell in every hamlet!
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Truly, every man's hand was raised against Jocko, and in the spirit of Ishmael he entered on his crowning exploit.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
Tell me not that Ishmael does not enjoy the wilderness.
"Jersey Street and Jersey Lane" by H. C. Bunner
Lewis Woodson, Mr. Ishmael Keith, and Bishop Payne were the Colored members.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Beside his own family, the colony of Lehi included Zoram, and Ishmael, the latter an Israelite of the tribe of Ephraim.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Like the Wandering Jew, Ishmael.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Love drove him forth with stripes; there may have been who rejoiced and thought of fainting Ishmael.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
The homes of the sons of Ishmael might be happy and united, the abode of gladness and family love, but they are the opposite of this.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
Ishmael, with the rest of the patriarch's household, is circumcised.
"Bible Romances" by George W. Foote
We make many an Ishmael by sending him out with his jug of water, while there are feasting and revelry within.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Then Ishmael was born.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
He shall, like yourself, spring from the tribe of Ishmael, and dwell in your tents.
"Tales from the German" by Various
To Ishmael was given in marriage one of their maidens, Amara, daughter of Said.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
There is nothing to hinder a great part of the race again becoming as Ishmael or as Edom by the side of Israel.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. II" by Charles Gore
Sybil lifted her glance to meet the gaze of the pure, sweet, strong spirit that looked forth on her from Ishmael Worth's beautiful eyes.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
With the evolution and progress of the new conditions, however, the Indian found himself an Ishmael indeed.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
Then Brother Ishmael Warden, as usual, lost his temper.
"Into the Unknown" by Lawrence Fletcher
Jack once had seen a copy of a wonderful picture of Ishmael in the desert, whom Abraham had cast out with his mother, Hagar.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
B. D., author of "Young Ishmael Conway," etc.
"Terry's Trials and Triumphs" by J. Macdonald Oxley
The orphan now became like unto Ishmael; for every man's hand was against him, and I might say every woman's too.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
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In poetry:

"Ishmael's offspring command
Back to his Arab land,
As his mother of old
To her mistress was told
To return and submit to her hand."
"Ask Of Me" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
What man was this by Fate or Folly driven
To cross the dreadful plain?
A pilgrim poor? or Ishmael unforgiven?
The man was Andy Blane,
"His Mate" by Victor James Daley
The heart of the hand-maid's sons
Is hateful and haughty grown,
And all because of the cry
Of Ishmael piercing the sky,
Ascending and reaching the Throne.
"Open The Gate" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Yet in our Ishmael’s thirst we knew
The mercy of the Sovereign hand
Would pour the fountain’s quickening dew
To feed some harvest of the land.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Sep 8, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Andrew Wodzianski – Self Portrait as Ishmael.
Ishmael Butler, Erik Blood, and the Women of THEESatisfaction Walk Down the Streets of Ballard.
Sep 24, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Ishmael Beah, the author of a powerful memoir about his time as a child soldier in Sierra Leone, may have made one major tactical mistake in writing his book.
Oct 25, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Sep 10, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Ishmael Toffee is not a nice man.
Ishmael Toffee by Roger Smith (Book Review).
Nov 25, 2011 Wes Ishmael.
Oct 13, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Editing ski videos, eating burritos, and reading Ishmael.
Former child soldier Ishmael Beah recalls how his life changed drastically after his first killing.
Oct 22, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
Nov 24, 2012 Wes Ishmael.
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