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of or pertaining to one's first, or given,
; familiar; intimate:
They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.
verb (used with object),
to address (someone) by his or her
, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity:
The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surname
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He gets his
because he likes to climb rocks.
Needless to say, owners won't be on a
basis with their local gas
The gentleman with the same
seems to be referring to the ill-fated
Then it uploads in alphabetical order from the
of a band or artist
until you max out on space.
Peculiar though her
may be, her surname indicates to her countrymen that she was born to the media purple.
Moreover, to the immediate family a member's
is of particular importance, since the last name is common to all.
She allows students to call her by her
to show them she is not above learning new techniques.
If she ever had a
, nobody knows what it was.
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"Passing over the earlier Continental poets, since we are bound to the pleasant archipelago of English poetry, Chaucer's is the first name after that misty weather in which Ossian lived, which can detain us long. Indeed, though he represents so different a culture and society, he may be regarded as in many respects the Homer of the English poets. Perhaps he is the youthfulest of them all. We return to him as to the purest well, the fountain farthest removed from the highway of desultory life. He is so natural and cheerful, compared with later poets, that we might almost regard him as the personification of spring.... It is still the poetry of youth and life, rather than of thought; and though the moral vein is obvious and constant, it has not yet banished the sun and daylight from his verse."
-Henry David Thoreau
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