Definitions

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  • proper noun A male given name; always rather rare in English.

Etymologies

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From Old English Æþelwine, from æþel ("noble") + wine ("friend") ; partly merged with Ælfwine "elf friend" ( =Alvin).

Examples

  • I thought of getting the new divine calm massage oil, but I guess Alwin is not a romantic person, so I passed it.

    Doing things a girl should do

  • After the longest outdoor adventure I ever felt, I ended up resting in Alwin's place.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • After the longest outdoor adventure I ever felt, I ended up resting in Alwin's place.

    Sick

  • Alwin is partying mad style in Melbourne right now (or probably he’s hitting on other chicks in party?).

    Stuff, stuff, stuff

  • Alwin is partying mad style in Melbourne right now (or probably he’s hitting on other chicks in party?).

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • "I am called Alwin," answered the thrall; "and I come from Northumbria."

    The Thrall of Leif the Lucky

  • Mr. Greskovic notes that, "Sometimes a group led by a single choreographer just fades away after the death of its founder," offering the companies of Alwin Nikolais and Erick Hawkins as examples.

    Choreography Outlives Its Creators

  • Alwin Nikolais's and Erick Hawkins's companies, to name but two troupes with heydays in the latter half of the 20th century, are no more.

    Will Cunningham's Works Survive?

  • In my love life, I've never receive any chocolate, or flowers, or present from my loved ones, except a bottle of perfume which Alwin gave me last year.

    Valentine's Day boredom

  • Alwin Landry, 41, captain of the supply ship Damon B. Bankston, which rescued dozens of workers after the Deepwater Horizon explosion

    Reflections from the Gulf of Mexico

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