Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To keep fire at the mouth of (an oven), either to give light or preserve the heat.

Etymologies

From Irish Brian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BRIAN, Brian, When govt regulates things, it usually has secondary unforseeneffects, so then people naturally figure out ways to get around the regulations, and so then the govt. needs to make MORE regulations to “correct” the un-intended consequences and on ad-finitum.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » But What Keeps McDonalds From Charging $100 for a Big Mac?

  • BRIAN TODD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Brian, some of Sarah Palin's recent network interviews have out and out scared some Republican insiders.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2008

  • FRED STEPHENSON, FRIEND & CO-WORKER OF BRIAN HALL: You know, I feel in my heart that, if I was in his position, that Brian would do the exact same thing for me.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2006

  • JEREMY KROLL, ATTORNEY FOR BRIAN HOOKS: I think this whole entire community is troubled by what happened in early January, and I think Brian is a part of this community.

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2006

  • ANGELA HALL, SISTER OF BRIAN HALL: And we also ask those many thousands of people around the world, who have so graciously and passionately offered their prayers to Brian and Nikko, to continue to pray for them - now more than ever.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2006

  • He goes right to brian when Brian gets home from work, but then he sticks back to me.

    mamarobbi Diary Entry

  • I think that sometimes she talks about Brian too much, and even though it might get on my nerves every once in awhile, I cannot deny the fact that I would probably be the same way if God ever brought me someone as wonderful as Brian…

    goldylockz22 Diary Entry

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Failure is Looming, Takeover Imminent Alain Wong: Not to worry, WaMu is "well-capitalized." jim: @Brian: People see the same stuff and blog about it all the time, relax ... nickel: Brian: No, the information contained within this article came from ... anonymous: About working with your dentist.

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  • KEVIN ADAIR, BRIAN HALL'S FRIEND: I haven't actually climbed with Brian.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2006

  • The name Brian Jones is common enough, and Brian is a man now, not a five-year-old boy.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

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