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


(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.
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.
 Gone to join Ananias in the regions of bliss.
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.
The men traveling with him brought him to Damascus, where Ananias, on the Lord's instruction, was to heal him.
He was on his way to persecute Christians and was doing so when Jesus shows up, knocks him to his knees and directs his steps from the road to Damascus into the hands of Ananias.
In the other example, Dante imitates the episode of Saul who, after being blinded on the road to Damascus, waits and prays for the arrival of a man called Ananias, whom he has seen in a dream, to confirm him on the mission that God has chosen for him (Acts 9, 1012):
Jourbeton resident, Mr Ananias Phoyana welcomed presentations on the credit laws and urged the department and its agencies to increase education and awareness on credit laws and educate young people about the culture of saving and investing from an early age on.
At the House of Ananias (where St Paul was converted and baptized) on Straight Street a group of people are in deep prayer.
Even in Paul's road-to-Damascus experience, it wasn't until he met with Ananias that the scales fell from his eyes and he was baptized.
The cast of "Objectively/Reasonable" includes local veterans Ashley Aquilla, India Burton, Ananias Dixon, JamekaTerri, Lashawn Little, Brenton Lyles, and Nathan Tolliver.