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Sara

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Sarah,

in the Bible, wife of AbrahamAbraham
[according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations] or Abram
[Heb.,=exalted father], in the Bible, progenitor of the Hebrews; in the Qur'an, ancestor of the Arabs.
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 and mother of IsaacIsaac
[Heb.,=laughter], according to the patriarchal narratives of the Book of Genesis, Isaac was the only son of Abraham and Sara. He married Rebecca, and their sons were Esau and Jacob. Ishmael was his half-brother.
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. With RebeccaRebecca
or Rebekah
, wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob. One day, as was her custom, she drew water at the city well; while there she showed kindness to Eliezer, Abraham's servant. He had been sent to select a suitable wife for Abraham's son, Isaac, and he chose Rebecca.
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, RachelRachel
, in the Bible, wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She is one of the four Jewish matriarchs. An alternate form is Rahel.
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, and LeahLeah
, in the Bible, Laban's elder, less beautiful daughter and Jacob's first wife.
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, she was one of the four Hebrew matriarchs. Her name was originally Sarai [Heb.,=princess]. She was childless until, by divine favor, she gave birth to Isaac in her old age. After his birth, jealous of her handmaid HagarHagar
or Agar
, according to the Book of Genesis, servant of Abraham's wife Sarah and mother of his eldest son, Ishmael. She and her son were sent out into the wilderness because of Sarah's jealousy. An angel aided her there.
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, who was Abraham's concubine, she drove Hagar and her son IshmaelIshmael
[Heb.,=God hears], in the Bible. 1 Son of Abraham and Hagar; ancestor of 12 tribes in N Arabia. Through Sara's jealousy he and his mother were sent into the desert, where the angel of the Lord encountered them at a spring.
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 into the desert to die. Sarah is said to have died in Hebron and to have been buried in the cave of Machpelah. The Sarah in the Book of Numbers is the same as SerahSerah
, in the Bible, daughter of Asher. Her name is also spelled Sarah.
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When Sara asks why, the newspaper illustrator candidly answers, "Because you find me handsome.
SARA stoops over a plastic bucket, mixing a spiritual bath with her hands.
Growing up with a famous grandfather, Sara was influenced by his work.
SARA Computing and Networking Services is a center of expertise in the area of computers and networks.
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Later, when Sara learned more about her roots, she absorbed an appreciation of the writers, poets, and philosophers of the Eastern Diaspora.
Sara's counselor, working with her director and camp nurse, came up with a strategy after she asked Sara if she could help.
Under SARA, the remedial process retains its major analytical components: a remedial investigation (RI) in which data about site and waste characteristics, their hazards and routes of exposure are collected and analyzed and in which data about treatability of wastes and performance of treatment process is assembled as necessary; and a feasibility study (FS) in which a number of potential remedial alternatives are developed and screened.
Kudos to Pepperidge Farm and Sara Lee for keeping their frozen muffins free of all saturated fats.
Sara Lee's relationship with its customers, such as (i) a significant change in Sara Lee's business with any of its major customers, such as Walmart, its largest customer; and (ii) credit and other business risks associated with customers operating in a highly competitive retail environment;
In 1883 Walnut Creek, Ohio, partially ostracized midwife Sara Lapp rushes to help Abby Zuckerman give birth for the fourth time in four years.