Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

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Anglicized from the Irish Bréanann (via Latin Brendanus), ultimately from a Celtic word meaning "prince". It was borne by two Irish saints.

Examples

  • "Brendan" is prone to adolescent mumbling, so there are a few scenes that left me fighting to catch my attention-breath while I struggled to parse out what had just happened.

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  • None of the guys were in Natalia’s and my group, but sure enough, there was the name Brendan Taylor.

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  • Brendan is a public speaker of some experience and is in demand as a business communication programme provider.

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  • Brendan is hard at work with his uncle, Abbott Cellach, and the other monks, helping to strengthen the abbey walls against Viking raids.

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  • Brendan is quite right that Voltaire was basically a Deist, and he would be right to be narked if I were to suggest that Catholicism is 'antithetical' to religion; but I would never argue anything so foolish.

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  • Young F has been reading about it in Brendan O'Brien's The Story of Ireland, and although now reassured that the danger from fleas and rats has been much reduced, and that in any case bubonic plague is treatable with modern antibiotics, he is keen to learn more.

    This is a long shot, but...

  • Missing center and alternate captain Brendan Morrison, who sustained a season-ending knee injury Wednesday in Colorado, the Canucks were overwhelmed.

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  • Then she called Brendan over, and I was even more WTF is happening today.

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  • ` ` It's a concern because we lost both of the games, '' said Stars captain Brendan Morrow.

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  • But Cowan scored on one of Vancouver's four, driving the net to bang in Brendan Morrison's feed from below the goal line.

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