Dorcas


Dorcas

Dorcas [dawr-kuh s] Examples noun

  1. a Christian woman at Joppa who made clothing for the poor. Acts 9:36–41.

Examples from the Web for dorcas Historical Examples of dorcas

  • Dorcas of Lydda may have been of any age, but, judging by the circumstances, she had not completed her task.

    The Conquest of Fear

    Basil King

  • “But it couldn’t have been just as easy as that,” Dorcas insisted.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • Dorcas had heard the guard explaining to visitors in the Aztec room.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • “You must have thought it funny the first time you saw one,” said Dorcas Jane.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • “But I shouldn’t think the Indians would give it to them,” said Dorcas.

    The Trail Book

    Mary Austin

  • British Dictionary definitions for dorcas Dorcas noun

    1. a charitable woman of Joppa (Acts 9:36–42)

    Word Origin and History for dorcas Dorcas

    fem. proper name, from Greek dorkas “gazelle, deer.” Dorcas Society “ladies’ meeting to make clothes for the poor” (1832) is from Acts ix:36-41.

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