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accord
45 uses
1  —45 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Thus did Moses: according to all that the LORD commanded him, so did he. (40:16)
according to = in keeping with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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Book45 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6-10
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afflict
7 uses
1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew.†
afflicted = suffering; or made to suffer
DefinitionGenerally afflict means:
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
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Book7 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-5
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beseech
3 uses
3:18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.†
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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Book3 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 30-35
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betrothed
3 uses
21:9 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.†
betrothed = promised to marry; or the person who has promised to marry
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21-25
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breadth
22 uses
25:17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.†
breadth = the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
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Book22 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21-25
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dwell
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a modest dwelling
10:22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 10:23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.†
dwellings = houses or shelters in which people live
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwelling means:
a house or shelter in which someone lives
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 6-10
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grievous
5 uses
9:18 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.†
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
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Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6-10
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hallowed
5 uses
28:38 And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.†
hallow = make holy or sacred
DefinitionGenerally hallowed means:
of something declared or believed to be holy

or:

widely respected and revered over time
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Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16-20
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inhabitant
5 uses
15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.†
inhabitants = people (who live in a particular place)
DefinitionGenerally inhabitant means:
a person who lives in a particular place
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Book5 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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midwife
8 uses
1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.†
midwives = non-doctors who practice the profession of assisting women in childbirth
DefinitionGenerally midwife means:
a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth; or to assist in childbirth

or:

someone who helps bring something into existence; or the act of helping to bring something into existence
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Book8 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-5
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moreover
6 uses
3:6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.†
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
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Book6 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1-5
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nevertheless
1 use
32:34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.†
nevertheless = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally nevertheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 30-35
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notwithstanding
2 uses
16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.†
notwithstanding = in spite of; or in spite of the thing just mentioned (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 16-20
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perish
2 uses
19:21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.†
perish = die, be destroyed, or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 16-20
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righteous
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a righteous cause
23:1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.†
unrighteous = morally wrong

(Editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unrighteous means not and reverses the meaning of righteous. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of righteous means:
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21-25
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rigorous
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a rigorous math class
And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: (1:13)
rigour = difficult and demanding effort

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use rigor.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of rigorous means:
difficult and demanding
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 1-5
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sojourn
4 uses
12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.†
sojourning = visiting
DefinitionGenerally sojourn means:
a temporary visit to a place
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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testimony
21 uses
16:34 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.†
testimony = something that serves as evidence — especially a statement at a trial or hearing
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Book21 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16-20
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wrath
5 uses
15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
Web Links
wrest
2 uses
23:6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.†
wrest = obtain with difficult effort or force
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 21-25
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