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May 7, 2014
This week's theme
Biblical characters who became words

This week's words
ananias
solomon
samson
jeremiad
methuselah

Samson
Samson in the Treadmill
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Samson

PRONUNCIATION:
(SAM-suhn)

MEANING:
noun: A man of extraordinary physical strength.

ETYMOLOGY:
After Samson, a judge in the Old Testament, known for his great strength. From Hebrew Simson (man of sun). Earliest documented use: 1565.

USAGE:
"For many Pakistanis Agha Hasan Abedi remains a Samson who took on the West at their own game."
Ahmed Rashid; The BCCI Closure; Independent On Sunday (London, UK); Jul 7, 1991.

See more usage examples of Samson in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)

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