Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples
IPA transcription: [neɪ'oʊmi]
meaning of the word
the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
"What shall I do?" Naomi repeated.
I was just leaving the room, when the door suddenly opened, and Naomi herself stood before me!
Naomi followed my instructions with a woman's quick intelligence where stratagems are concerned.
I had hardly been a minute in the tool-house before I heard him speaking to Naomi on the other side of the door.
Half an hour later, one of the women-servants handed to me an envelope bearing my name on it in Naomi's handwriting.
It rests with you, Miss Naomi, to keep me here, and to persuade me to save Ambrose by showing myself and owning to my name."
A lovely moonlight met my view; it was like the moonlight on the fatal evening when Naomi had met John Jago on the garden walk.
It was in my experience of human nature that he should venture back to Narrabee under these circumstances, and under the influence of his infatuation for Naomi.
I had determined, on Naomi's account, to clear the matter up; but it is only candid to add that my doubts of John Jago's existence remained unshaken by the letter.
Mortified pride--doubly mortified by Naomi's contemptuous refusal and by the personal indignity offered to him by Ambrose--was at the bottom of his conduct in absenting himself from Morwick.