American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Dwight, Timothy 1752-1817. American clergyman, author, and educator who was a leading supporter of Federalism and served as president of Yale University (1795-1817). His grandson Timothy (1828-1916) was also president of Yale (1886-1899).
- Probably from a Middle English female name Diot, a pet form of Dionysia, the feminine form of Dionysius. (Wiktionary)
“DWIGHT -- A Dwight woman has sued the Dwight and Pontiac police departments for what she said was a drug raid on the wrong apartment.”
“When the Raleigh Academy, in 1827, had lost some of its former vigor and popularity, Timothy E. Dwight, a graduate of Yale, opened in Raleigh what he called Dwight's Select School.”
“But the player who caused the most trouble was another former No. 1 overall pick in Dwight Howard, who refused to let Wall's first shot go down.”
“Now that Dwight is an ass Andy is my new favorite character!”
“In this regard, Dwight is not being constructive by complaining about the need for multivariate analysis.”
“To cast aspersions on Dwight is petty in the extreme.”
“Then only when we consider Dwight is the total idiot, he pulls out the twist, having hid the pen recorder amongst Jim's bureau supplies.”
“Dwight is constantly sucking up to Michael Scott the manager.”
“I threw up some WKRP and I saw some similarites in Les (WKRP) and Dwight from the Office.”
“` ` I can't compare him to Dwight, because Dwight is No. 1 right now, '' said Magic reserve center Marcin Gortat, who had eight points.”
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