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  1. Sam·u·el
    IPA[ˈsamyə(wə)l]
    • 1. (in the Bible) a Hebrew prophet who rallied the Israelites after their defeat by the Philistines and became their ruler.

    • 2. either of two books of the Bible covering the history of ancient Israel from Samuel's birth to the end of the reign of David.

    • (in the Bible) a Hebrew prophet who rallied the Israelites after their defeat by the Philistines and became their ruler.

      either of two books of the Bible covering the history of ancient Israel from Samuel's birth to the end of the reign of David.

    • Baron Attenborough of Richmond-upon-Thames (1923–2014), English film actor, producer, and director; brother of David Attenborough; full name Richard Samuel Attenborough. Notable films directed: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Gandhi (1982), and Shadowlands (1993).
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