Ebenezer


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Ebenezer

(ˌɛbəˈniːzə)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament the stone that was erected by Samuel following the Mizpeh success
2. a state of emotion or fervour
3. (Christian Churches, other) Christianity the name for a chapel used by groups who follow a particular doctrine such as Methodists and Baptists
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Before he became a merchant Ebenezer was a farmer and after his marriage he wore the Prince Albert coat to church on Sundays and on Saturday afternoons when he came into town to trade.
As a merchant Ebenezer was not happily placed in life and he had not been happily placed as a farmer.
The traveling man talked and Ebenezer lis- tened, his whole figure expressing uncertainty.
He was waiting for some word of under- standing from his father but when Ebenezer spoke his words only served to reawaken the wrath in the son and the young man ran out of the store without replying.
Now, these here fellows, my boy, are a-goin' to-night to get up the monthly meetin' o' the Brick Lane Branch o' the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association.
Two friends o' mine, as works the Oxford Road, and is up to all kinds o' games, has got the deputy-shepherd safe in tow, Sammy; and ven he does come to the Ebenezer Junction (vich he's sure to do: for they'll see him to the door, and shove him in, if necessary), he'll be as far gone in rum-and-water, as ever he wos at the Markis o' Granby, Dorkin', and that's not sayin' a little neither.
The monthly meetings of the Brick Lane Branch of the United Grand Junction Ebenezer Temperance Association were held in a large room, pleasantly and airily situated at the top of a safe and commodious ladder.
HOW HE WAS KIDNAPPED AND CAST AWAY; HIS SUFFERINGS IN A DESERT ISLE; HIS JOURNEY IN THE WILD HIGHLANDS; HIS ACQUAINTANCE WITH ALAN BRECK STEWART AND OTHER NOTORIOUS HIGHLAND JACOBITES; WITH ALL THAT HE SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF HIS UNCLE, EBENEZER BALFOUR OF SHAWS, FALSELY SO CALLED
It comes from other regions, Ebenezer Scrooge, and is conveyed by other ministers, to other kinds of men.
CECILY:--"This is Cousin Ebenezer MacPherson on the Markdale road.
Her nephew, Ebenezer Milgrave, used to be insane for years.
And she was all of good as well as all of beauty, devout in her belief in her mother's worship, which was the worship introduced by Ebenezer Naismith, the Baptist missionary.