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Synonyms for Joseph

leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)


(Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel

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(New Testament) husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus

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Come, Joseph, be friends with Miss Sharp, and let us all go to dinner.
There's a pillau, Joseph, just as you like it, and Papa has brought home the best turbot in Billingsgate.
He knows your character, Joseph, and is well acquainted with your pig-headedness and ignorance; and he knows my character, Joseph, and he knows my want of gratitoode.
In one respect, if in no other, Joseph was like a lily of the field.
After they had been released and fed, Joseph selected the cushion and corner which appealed to him, and the Sarah-cat gravely sat herself down before the fire and proceeded to wash her face.
We all kept as mute as mice a full half-hour, and should have done so longer, only Joseph, having finished his chapter, got up and said that he must rouse the master for prayers and bed.
I joined my wail to theirs, loud and bitter; but Joseph asked what we could be thinking of to roar in that way over a saint in heaven.
On this ground Joseph Alexeevich condemned my speech and my whole activity, and in the depth of my soul I agreed with him.
I went to my room and reread Joseph Alexeevich's letters and recalled my conversations with him, and deduced from it all that I ought not to refuse a suppliant, and ought to reach a helping hand to everyone- especially to one so closely bound to me- and that I must bear my cross.
To sever, sir,' returned Sir Joseph, with great asperity, 'the cord of existence--my affairs would be found, I hope, in a state of preparation.
My lady Bowley,' returned Sir Joseph, floundering now and then, as in the great depth of his observations, 'at this season of the year we should think of--of--ourselves.
Joseph was the real king, the strength, the brain of the monarchy, though Pharaoh held the title.
What Joseph that ever lived would have thrown away such a chance to "show off?
At first sight, this fiery head in no way corresponded with Joseph Buquet's description of the ghost.
Far better is it to wait; and that is what the impatient Joseph T.