Ruth


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Ruth 1

 (ro͞oth)
In the Bible, a Moabite widow who left home with her mother-in-law and went to Bethlehem, where she later married Boaz.

[Hebrew or Moabite Rût; see rwy in Semitic roots.]

Ruth 2

 (ro͞oth)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Ruth.]

ruth

 (ro͞oth)
n. Archaic
1. Compassion or pity for another.
2. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.

[Middle English ruthe, from Old Norse hrygdh (influenced by Old English hrēow, sorrow, regret).]

ruth

(ruːθ)
n
1. pity; compassion
2. repentance; remorse
3. grief or distress
[C12: from rewen to rue1]

Ruth

(ruːθ)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
b. the book in which these events are recounted
2. (Biography) George Herman, nicknamed Babe. 1895–1948, US professional baseball player from 1914 to 1935

ruth

(ruθ)

n.
1. pity or compassion.
2. sorrow or grief.
3. self-reproach; remorse.
[1125–75; Middle English ruthe, reuthe. See rue1, -th1]

Ruth

(ruθ)

n.
1. a Moabite who married Boaz and became an ancestor of David: the daughter-in-law of Naomi.
2. a book of the Bible bearing her name.

Ruth

(ruθ)

n.
George Herman ( “Babe” ), 1895–1948, U.S. baseball player.

ruth

, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful.
See also related terms for pity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruth - United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)Ruth - United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
2.Ruth - the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
3.ruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of othersruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
4.Ruth - a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
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
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Ruth Warden got up from her desk and, having put on her hat, emerged into the outer office where M.
He blinked up at Ruth as she appeared, and Ruth, as she looked at him, was conscious, as usual, of a lightening of the depression which, nowadays, seemed to have settled permanently upon her.
As Ruth was wearing her hat and making for the door, and as she always left at this hour, a purist might have considered the question superfluous; but M.
Nicely," said Ruth, taking off her little drab bonnet, and dusting it with her handkerchief, displaying, as she did so, a round little head, on which the Quaker cap sat with a sort of jaunty air, despite all the stroking and patting of the small fat hands, which were busily applied to arranging it.
I am glad to see thee, Eliza,--very," said Ruth, shaking hands, as if Eliza were an old friend she had long been expecting; "and this is thy dear boy,--I brought a cake for him," she said, holding out a little heart to the boy, who came up, gazing through his curls, and accepted it shyly.
To be sure, he does," said little bustling Ruth, as she took the child, and began taking off a little blue silk hood, and various layers and wrappers of outer garments; and having given a twitch here, and a pull there, and variously adjusted and arranged him, and kissed him heartily, she set him on the floor to collect his thoughts.
Lumley one afternoon missed Wingrave and Ruth from the hunting field.
Lady Ruth had fainted; Lumley and Wingrave were both bending over the former.
Sir William died in a few days, and Wingrave, on the evidence of Lumley and Ruth, was committed for manslaughter, and sent to prison for fifteen years
He read more of Swinburne than was contained in the volume Ruth had lent him; and "Dolores" he understood thoroughly.
On another night, his vigil was rewarded by a glimpse of Ruth through a second-story window.
He was drunken in new and more profound ways - with Ruth, who had fired him with love and with a glimpse of higher and eternal life; with books, that had set a myriad maggots of desire gnawing in his brain; and with the sense of personal cleanliness he was achieving, that gave him even more superb health than what he had enjoyed and that made his whole body sing with physical well- being.

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