Definitions

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  • proper noun A patronymic surname.
  • proper noun A male given name, today often transferred back from the surname.

Etymologies

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Medieval personal name from Proto-Germanic *amal (“vigor, bravery”) + rīc ("ruler").

Examples

  • Fortunately I ate some on Thursday night at the Pickle Barrel in Amory before heading back to East Tennessee where they don't know how to cook catfish nor which state (sometimes even country) from which to purchase it!

    Sunday Delta Drive!

  • I, Jasper Montgomery, do hereby accept the name of Amory Blaine and forevermore pledge my life and soul to the brotherhood of Stone and Grave.

    Pure Sin

  • "Amory" -- provides a much-needed voice of dissent from the humorless orange-and-black triumphalism of Here Amory comments on liberal icon Wendy Kopp's history at the

    IvyGate

  • I found that it was your uncle's late valet, Morgan, and a policeman (I think a sham policeman), and they said they had a warrant to take the person of John Armstrong, alias Amory, alias Altamont, a runaway convict, and threatened to break in the oak.

    The History of Pendennis

  • a policeman (I think a sham policeman), and they said they had a warrant to take the person of John Armstrong, alias Amory, alias

    The History of Pendennis, Volume 2 His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

  • "Amory," said Alec exuberantly, "if you'll jump in we'll take you to some secluded nook and give you a wee jolt of Bourbon."

    Book 2, Chapter 4. The Supercilious Sacrifice.

  • "Amory," said Alec exuberantly, "if you'll jump in we'll take you to some secluded nook and give you a wee jolt of Bourbon."

    This Side of Paradise

  • "Amory," he burst out as he walked, "if you didn't know anything about it, would you say that the prince could possibly have made her consent to marry him?"

    Romance Island

  • I found that it was your uncle’s late valet, Morgan, and a policeman (I think a sham policeman), and they said they had a warrant to take the person of John Armstrong, alias Amory, alias Altamont, a runaway convict, and threatened to break in the oak.

    The History of Pendennis

  • "Amory," said Kerry impatiently, "you're just going around in a circle.

    Book 1, Chapter 2. Spires and Gargoyles.

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