family Bible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n family Bible a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Family Bible a large Bible for family worship, with a page for recording family events
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. familiafamulus, a servant.

Usage

In literature:

But nowadays the Family Bible has for the most part ceased to exist, and nothing else has taken its place.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
After supper, in the dining-room, Miss Jemima handed the old family Bible to her brother, and he took it with a loving grasp.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
People don't travel with the family Bible, do they?
"Little Miss Grouch" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Take up the family Bible and read the record of the marriage day.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
When people don't write them down in their family Bibles, they carry them, extended, in their heads.
"The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland
Next after the Bible, the Constitution ought to be read in every family in our land.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Soon Roebuck himself came out, his glasses on his nose, a family Bible under his arm.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
He reads his Bible with his family, and says some prayers before they go to bed.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
This isn't the date in the family Bible, as Kate could tell you if she weren't a lady, but I'm sure my parents made a mistake.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
He took the family Bible from its place on the shelf.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
How often these large family Bibles do open at that chapter!
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
He read prayers daily in his family, and used to expound a few verses of the Bible with characteristic unction.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
William Trubus was seated at a broad mahogany desk, while before him was spread a large, old-fashioned family Bible.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Finally he read even the old family Bible his mother had toted into his room for his comfort.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
The family bible and a red plush photograph album rested on the marble-topped table, usually placed in the exact center of the room.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
The position in which the Bible and the marriage service place the husband in the family amounts to no more.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
I remember the great old Family Bible, the hymn-book, the chair where father used to sit.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
She took down de family Bible from de stand an' marked out Mis' Laughter's name.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
There is something of marked curiosity in the Bible account of this Canaan and his family.
"The Negro: what is His Ethnological Status? 2nd Ed." by Buckner H. 'Ariel' Payne
In the old family Bible now in possession of Mr. Charles Dickens it is Huffam in his father's own handwriting.
"A Week's Tramp in Dickens-Land" by William R. Hughes
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In poetry:

'Good heavens! but now 'twas winter gray,
And I of years had more than plenty;
The almanac's a fool! 'Tis May!
Hang family Bibles! I am twenty!
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Published Saturday, Sep 29, 2012, at 7:31 p.m. Bernadette Barton spent years seeking the stories of Bible Belt gays and how their lives changed as they came out to their families.
Bernadette Barton spent years seeking the stories of Bible Belt gays and how their lives changed as they came out to their families.
1768 Family Bible & Early 19th-Century Children's Book.
What's in the family Bible .
What's in the family Bible .
The Family Bible Is a Guest for the Oath, but Not a Participant.
One of the best and most often overlooked resources for genealogy research is the family bible .
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A family with Southampton County roots has donated Nat Turner 's Bible to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Family Life is proud to announce that Garth Murray of Cohocton finished eighth place in the National Bible Quiz Championship last week in St Louis, MO.
In the Bible, the word family is much broader than father, mother and children.
Spoilers for tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I spend time with my family reading the Bible.
O'Donnell hoped the photos, as well as a family Bible, belonged to his ancestors , whom he can trace to Ireland in the 1600s.
Children attend Holy Family Bible School.
He is the author of "Walking the Bible," "Abraham" and "The Secrets of Happy Families," which will be published in February.
Waco real estate agent Kelly's Bible holds family meaning.
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