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.
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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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[dɪˈlaɪlə] NDalila
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and don't we see every day in the world many an honest Hercules at the apron-strings of Omphale, and great whiskered Samsons prostrate in Delilah's lap?
"I'LL make your fortune," she said; and Delilah patted Samson's cheek.
As for Eugenie, she was as strong as a Judith or a Delilah. They arrived at the appointed spot.
But Samson was the unlucky hero, and one Delilah the heroine."
"So the fair Australian has been playing Delilah?" said I.
``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. You are acquainted with the Scriptures?"
Three-week-old Delilah weighed little more than an ounce when she was spotted by a dog-walker in Inverurie.
Delilah's teeth are also starting to come through - and that is when looking after her will get a little more tricky.
Scott Sinclair, his partner TV star Helen Flanagan and their children Delilah and Matilda posed with the Ladbrokes Premiership trophy, as did Ryan Christie and partner Georgie Bell.
Sir Tom Jones, who co-wrote with Les hits Delilah and It's Not Unusual, said: "So sorry to hear the news of the passing of my friend and colleague.