And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hastened to his house mourning, and having his head covered.
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But me. It was thought very singular, when Artaxerxes invited his own brothers. (Plut.)
But when he also admitted a foreigner, the nobility became jealous, as that honour was reserved for the king's relations. (Athen. i.)
Dine, or feast. Only one meal was taken, (Herodotus vii. 120.) and that in the evening. (Calmet)