Definition of Jeremiah in English:

Jeremiah

Line breaks: Jere|miah
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɛrɪˈmʌɪə
 
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1 ( Circa 650-circa 585 bc) a Hebrew major prophet who foresaw the fall of Assyria, the conquest of his country by Egypt and Babylon, and the destruction of Jerusalem. The biblical Lamentations are traditionally ascribed to him.
1.1A book of the Bible containing Jeremiah’s prophecies.
1.2 (as noun a Jeremiah) A person who complains continually or foretells disaster.
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  • Despite the Jeremiahs, tourism - Edinburgh's biggest industry - continues to expand.
  • It hasn't been publicly articulated because the great and the good of the arts community don't want to be seen as Jeremiahs.
  • Only a few brave economic writers are prepared to act as Jeremiahs.

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