Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From a medieval double diminutive form of the given name Robert + the patronymic suffix -s.

Examples

  • I can't believe the difference between this interpretation, and the older ones Hobbins references.

    Linguistics and the Dating of Texts

  • Hobbins hasn't "revealed" to us his "personal convictions" about... errr... the sun thing that has been discussed.

    The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

  • Mr. Hobbins had opened by paying Eliza a compliment regarding her stories.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • An illustrated collection of Eliza Makepeaces fairy tales was published by the London press Hobbins and Co. in August 1913.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Mr. Hobbins, the butcher, had waved at me, and I remembered wishing Mother would stop, that we would take home with us a lovely ham hock to turn into soup.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  • Hobbins, a Professor of History at the University of Texas, has also penned a worthy introduction "brilliant," according to H-NET France that sets the trial in proper context, giving us the background we need to understand this remarkable event.

    Harvard University Press Publicity Blog :

  • But it is to the trial record that we need to look to get the true story, and Hobbins has done us a great service in making it available in such an accessible and coherent format.

    This day in history--Joan of Arc

  • With Chapman and Mike Hobbins both checking Buchanan and trying to whack the ball out of his stick, the slippery American scooped the ball between Roik's legs as he was falling into the crease to make it 6-5.

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  • Allan Hobbins said the two men split up and ran to Leila Lane, where they were cared for by a passerby until the ambulance arrived.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Doyle put a ball between Poulin's legs at 5:55, Billings turned defenceman Bruce Codd inside out to get into position to pick a top corner of the net at 7:11, and Hobbins put one in off the inside of Poulin's left leg pad at 8:18.

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