American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Edwin 585?-633. King of Northumbria (617-633) who ruled as far north as Edinburgh and was converted to Christianity (627).
- n. A male given name.
- n. Edwin of Northumbria.
- n. king of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)
- From Old English Eadwine, from ead, "rich, blessed" + wine, "friend". Akin to Old Norse Auðun, Norwegian Audun, and the Lombard king's name Audoin. (Wiktionary)
“If the name Edwin Walker sounds vaguely familiar to you, it is because he was the target of a Lee Harvey Oswald assassination attempt.”
“Senator Snyder, according to the documents I received from André Martin, wrote a letter to someone he called Aunt Jane, signed it with the name Edwin, and mailed it to the post office box in Interlaken.”
““Minutes after Ali chose to refuse the step forward for drafting into the United States Army,” Cosell told the law students, “a political hack in New York, his name Edwin Dooley, the state’s boxing commissioner, stripped Ali of the world heavyweight championship and of his license to fight in New York State.”
“The quote is mine but the attitude can be found in Edwin P. Hoyt's book Japan's War, the Great Pacific Conflict.”
“Captain Edwin Stanton, a U.S. Coast Guard commander, told the panel that "my personal philosophy is, it is like a war and you have to respond with everything you have — overwhelmingly.”
“Edwin is a Southerner, a son of a Presbyterian minister, an Air Force veteran, a handgun instructor and nevertheless, an avowed athiest – an Important Athiest in fact, who has written a book called “Baubles of Blasphemy.””
“Thrust by mischance into a man's body," Edwin is weak and selfish, "glossed over with a skin-deep veneer of culture and conventionality.”
“Edwin is indolent and Grace breaks trail: "Thus did his manhood remain virgin to the travelers who passed like ghosts on the silent trail," London writes.”
“I could very well spend too much time introducing our guest-speaker, Captain Edwin A. Baker, O.B.E., but I am going to ask one who will, perhaps, treat him not as kindly as I, from what he has said by way of joking.”
“Edwin is always thinking of 'us,' and 'our business, '" remarked Guy, rather sharply.”
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