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Matthew

New Testament
1. Saint a tax collector of Capernaum called by Christ to be one of the 12 apostles (Matthew 9:9--13; 10:3). Feast day: Sept. 21 or Nov. 16
2. the first Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him

Matthew

one of the twelve disciples. [N.T.: Matthew]
References in classic literature ?
As for Matthew Maule's posterity, it was supposed now to be extinct.
The mantle, or rather the ragged cloak, of old Matthew Maule had fallen upon his children.
The joy of success has killed him," replied Matthew, trembling violently.
There," said Matthew, incensed at such perverse blindness, and turning the Cynic round towards the illuminated cliff.
cried Matthew, pressing her tremulous form to his breast,--"we will go hence, and return to our humble cottage.
Matthew Cuthbert's father, as shy and silent as his son after him, had got as far away as he possibly could from his fellow men without actually retreating into the woods when he founded his homestead.
It's no wonder Matthew and Marilla are both a little odd, living away back here by themselves.
There were three plates laid, so that Marilla must be expecting some one home with Matthew to tea; but the dishes were everyday dishes and there was only crab-apple preserves and one kind of cake, so that the expected company could not be any particular company.
I was kind of afraid YOU weren't, though, when I saw Matthew starting off today.
Several very exciting skirmishes were in progress, when a loud shout attracted the attention even of the belligerents, and then there poured on to the platform, from a door at the side, a long line of gentlemen with their hats off, all looking behind them, and uttering vociferous cheers; the cause whereof was sufficiently explained when Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other real members of Parliament came to the front, amidst deafening shouts, and testified to each other in dumb motions that they had never seen such a glorious sight as that, in the whole course of thier public career.
At length, and at last, the assembly left off shouting, but Sir Matthew Pupker being voted into the chair, they underwent a relapse which lasted five minutes.
It was with this object that a bill had been introduced into Parliament by their patriotic chairman Sir Matthew Pupker; it was this bill that they had met to support; it was the supporters of this bill who would confer undying brightness and splendour upon England, under the name of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company; he would add, with a capital of Five Millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each.