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bible

noun [C or S] uk   /ˈbaɪ.bl̩/ us  
(usually Bible, also Holy Bible) (a copy of) the holy book of the Christian religion consisting of the Old and New Testaments, or the holy book of the Jewish religion consisting of the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings: In the Bible it says that Adam and Eve were the first human beings. Her parents gave her a bible when she was a young child. Bible-reading classes are held in the church hall every Thursday evening. a book, magazine, etc. that gives important advice and information about a particular subject: Vogue magazine quickly became the bible of fashionable women.
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