Jona


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Jona,

variant of JonahJonah
, prophetic book of the Bible. It tells the story of a prophet called by God to preach repentance to the city of Nineveh. According to the Second Book of Kings, Jonah lived during the reign (c.786 B.C.–c.746 B.C.) of Jeroboam II.
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Jonas declares he once spoke of locomotor ataxia in hearing and she said she knew too well what that was.
You'll hear all about Jonas in the proper time and place.
I knew, for Uncle Mark had told me, that his name was Jonas Blake, that he was a Theological Student from St.
There was also her brother Jonas, a dried-up little man who had worked upon the farm.
It was Jonas who suggested that they all go to America, where a friend of his had gotten rich.
Jonas Oldacre is a well known resident of that suburb, where he has carried on his business as a builder for many years.
Jonas Oldacre, I stayed at an hotel in Norwood, and came to my business from there.
Their Historians affirm, that a Prophet who prophesy'd of Mahomet, came from this Temple, and some do not stand to assert, that the Prophet Jonas was cast forth by the Whale at the Base of the Temple.
entitled A Whaling Voyage to Spitzbergen in the ship Jonas in the Whale, Peter Peterson of Friesland, master.
a date of fifteen years back), Edward Fairfax Rochester, of Thornfield Hall, in the county of -, and of Ferndean Manor, in -shire, England, was married to my sister, Bertha Antoinetta Mason, daughter of Jonas Mason, merchant, and of Antoinetta his wife, a Creole, at--church, Spanish Town, Jamaica.
The girls may have little beauty, yet plainly do they establish between them and the good boy the most agreeable, confiding relations, what with their fun and their earnest, about Edgar and Jonas and Almira, and who was invited to the party, and who danced at the dancing-school, and when the singing-school would begin, and other nothings concerning which the parties cooed.
On the contrary, I fear I shall incur the censure of presumption in placing the venerable name of Dr Jonas Dryasdust at the head of a publication, which the more grave antiquary will perhaps class with the idle novels and romances of the day.