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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMaryMa‧ry1 /ˈmeəri/ (also the Virgin Mary, Our Lady)  in the Christian religion, the mother of Jesus Christ, and the most important of all the saints. She was the wife of Joseph, but Christians believe she was a virgin (=someone who has never had sex), because the father of Jesus is not a human being, but God. Christians, especially Roman Catholics, often pray to her to ask for help.MaryMary2  in the New Testament of the Bible, a woman who lived with her sister, Martha. When Jesus visited them, Mary remained to listen to what he was saying while Martha went and prepared food for him and his disciples. As a result Mary often represents the type of Christian who spends their life thinking deeply about religious matters. compare Martha
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