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1. (Bible) New Testament a Jewish Christian of Jerusalem who was struck dead for lying (Acts 5)
2. a liar
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(ˌæn əˈnaɪ əs)

1. a man who was struck dead for lying. Acts. 5:1–5.
2. a liar.
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Noun1.Ananias - a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)Ananias - a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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We were on our way to the reputed houses of Judas and Ananias. About eighteen or nineteen hundred years ago, Saul, a native of Tarsus, was particularly bitter against the new sect called Christians, and he left Jerusalem and started across the country on a furious crusade against them.
There came a voice to a citizen of Damascus, named Ananias, saying, "Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas, for one called Saul, of Tarsus; for behold, he prayeth."
Ananias did not wish to go at first, for he had heard of Saul before, and he had his doubts about that style of a "chosen vessel" to preach the gospel of peace.
We traversed the street called Straight a good way, and then turned off and called at the reputed house of Ananias. There is small question that a part of the original house is there still; it is an old room twelve or fifteen feet under ground, and its masonry is evidently ancient.
I took the bull by the horns this morning, went in and lied like Ananias, and it was just as well I did--the old ruffian sails for Australia by to-morrow's boat.
Ananias Junior Gebhardt misses out because of the emergence of Approcious Petrus and Ivan Kamberipa at left back.
Peter later in his life, in judgment, with approval from the head of the church 'Yashua' announce to Ananias and Sapphira that they would die, for lying to the Spirit of the Holy one.
In Taal town Flaviano and Felipe Agoncillo, Nicolas Encarnacion, Martin Cabrera, Ramon and Teofilo Atienza, and Ananias Diocno were at odds with the Spanish authorities since the 1880s.
Ka Pepe had for grandfather Ananias Diokno, a general who fought during the Philippine Revolution and the subsequent war against American occupation.
Little's "Am I Born" is inspired by the Francis Guy painting "Winter Scene in Brooklyn" and draws on the hymn "Idumea" composed by Ananias Davisson with lyrics by Charles Wesley to create a dialogue between soprano and choir that asks, "Am I born to die?" Judd Greenstein's "My City" celebrates Walt Whitman's 200th birthday in a cosmopolitan romp combining his iconic poems "Mannahatta" and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." In Greenstein's work, both poetry and music capture the present and imagine the future.
Bernard, lead attorney for the consolidated Ananias defendants.