Definitions

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  • proper noun A surname.

Etymologies

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From a back-formation of Dawkin, a Middle English diminutive of David + the patronymic suffix -s.

Examples

  • I know my duty — my duty is to turn the key on you, and see Dawkes damned first.

    No Name

  • Old Mazey went out alone and used his influence with Dawkes, who, staring in stolid amazement, put a leather cushion on the cart-seat for his fellow-traveler.

    No Name

  • Captain Dawkes was exceedingly glad to be rid of it.

    Elster's Folly

  • Captain Dawkes was first, and was doing all he could to keep so; but when only a boat's length from the winning-post another shot past him, and won by half a length.

    Elster's Folly

  • "If Dawkes will let me have his skiff, I'll bet you ten to five you are distanced again, Hartledon."

    Elster's Folly

  • "You are like a child, Hartledon, denying that your arm's damaged!" exclaimed Captain Dawkes.

    Elster's Folly

  • "But where can Hartledon be?" cried Captain Dawkes.

    Elster's Folly

  • In his vexation, he was about to retaliate on Captain Dawkes by a little revelation on the score of _his_ affairs, certain things that might not have redounded to that gallant officer's credit.

    Elster's Folly

  • "Then his arm must have failed him," exclaimed Captain Dawkes.

    Elster's Folly

  • "What are you going to do now, Elster?" inquired Captain Dawkes.

    Elster's Folly

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