Delilah


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De·li·lah

 (də-lī′lə)
In the Bible, a mistress of Samson who betrayed him to the Philistines by having his hair shorn while he slept, thus depriving him of his strength.

Delilah

(dɪˈlaɪlə)
n
1. (Bible) Samson's Philistine mistress, who deprived him of his strength by cutting off his hair (Judges 16:4–22)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a voluptuous and treacherous woman; temptress

De•li•lah

(dɪˈlaɪ lə)

n.
1. Samson's mistress, who betrayed him to the Philistines. Judges 16.
2. a seductive and treacherous woman.
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Noun1.Delilah - (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strengthDelilah - (Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
2.Delilah - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductiveDelilah - a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
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References in classic literature ?
There is none,'' replied the hermit, ``from the scissors of Delilah, and the tenpenny nail of Jael, to the scimitar of Goliath, at which I am not a match for thee But, if I am to make the election, what sayst thou, good friend, to these trinkets?
A woman will sell you for ten pistoles, witness Delilah.
As for Eugenie, she was as strong as a Judith or a Delilah.
I'LL make your fortune," she said; and Delilah patted Samson's cheek.
But Samson was the unlucky hero, and one Delilah the heroine.
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Southampton, five points adrift of fourth place, still need one more point for that club record and, as Delilah might say, they still have to break down the door.
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