Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

Borrowed from Old French Blaise in the Middle Ages and revived partly due to the modern French equivalent, from Latin Blasius. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Modesty Blaise is the mother of all action heroines.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Running an armed hold-up scam gang around Modesty Blaise is not too bright, particularly when she has friends involved she'd like to give a lot of money to.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Pieces Of Modesty - Peter O'Donnell

  • Moya, with the addition of a six-minute field recording of a rant on a public street, attributed to someone called Blaise Bailey Finnegan III.

    The Guardian World News

  • CA: Riverside County – Columnist - No time to be 'Blaise' about voting LINK

    'Daily Voting News' For April 17, 2007

  • 'William Guthrie was a great melancholian,' says Wodrow, and as we read that we are reminded of some other great melancholians, such as Blaise

    Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents

  • Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, the inventors of the medium, were championed and inspired by poets such as Blaise Cendrars, Pierre Reverdy, and Guillaume Apollinaire, the last of whose verbal experiments invariably entailed play with typography - arrangement of words on the page could be as much a visual as a verbal gambit.

    New York Sun - All Articles

  • "Blaise" and mistake her for a philosopher or mathematician or maybe a Catholic saint with a throat cult.

    Other Crap

  • I’m glad you enjoyed the review and I agree with you about Modesty Blaise which is another Losey film I love even if it has some flaws.

    Joseph Losey’s Boom! (1968)

  • "Blaise," I said, "do not pretend that it is only for mademoiselle's sake that you are concerned.

    An Enemy to the King

  • As the seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal said, reflecting on the religious wars in his era, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

    American Grace

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