Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use.

Etymologies

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Latin Cassianus, derivative of Cassius. Name of early saints.

Examples

  • One fifth-century recluse called Cassian argued that if a text was slow to offer up its meaning, this encouraged not only meditation but the glorification of God - the heart lifting in praise, obviously, at the moment when the word "PAPERNAPKIN" suddenly floated to the surface, like a synaptic miracle. "

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  • Please see the latest newsletter (attached) for details on this special mission and an interview with our Prior, Fr Cassian Folsom, OSB.

    Benedictine Monastery of Norcia, Italy to Celebrate Both Forms of the Roman Rite

  • Lead study author Cassian Yee, an immunologist, says that he and his team removed so-called CD4+ T cells from a 52-year-old man with stage IV (the most advanced) melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer; it had spread to a lung and a groin lymph node.

    Cloned Cells Cure Cancer Patient | Disinformation

  • Ursu was tortured and killed; fearing for her own safety, Cassian reluctantly applied for asylum in the US.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Cassian Yee and other doctors at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle treated a 52-year-old Oregon man with melanoma that had spread to his lungs and groin.

    Melanoma Study Offers Cautious Hope

  • Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, aged thirty, was an Etruscan of the oldest blood; his family were the lords of Arretium, a busy river port on the bend of the Arnus where the Annian, Cassian, and Clodian roads met as they traveled from Rome to Italian Gaul.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • St. Cassian was its usual poky self that daya street of narrow East Baltimore row houses, carefully kept little homes intermingled with shops no bigger than small parlors.

    Excerpt: The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler

  • He will hire the Cassian mercenaries to invade the palace and overthrow King Jewd.

    12/24/2006 - 12/31/2006

  • Had Evaagrius had his way, we'd be dealing with the eight evil thoughts, and Cassian contended there were eight principal vices.

    September 2005

  • Cassian: "I'm not sure the Nobels' credibility would have survived giving Celine the award in 1940 (of all years)" (emphasis mine)

    languagehat.com: ALTERNATE NOBELS.

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