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Alban

[awl-buh n, al-] /ˈɔl bən, ˈæl-/
noun
1.
Saint, 3rd century a.d, first English martyr.
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  • From that moment Mrs. Ellmother became a person in whom Alban was interested.

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  • On the spot where Alban died the abbey was afterwards built.

  • Out in the open street, the Archbishop of Bloomsbury took Alban aside and congratulated him upon his good fortune.

    Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
  • It was there that the first British martyr, Saint Alban, was killed.

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  • Alban turned without a word and began to put on his clothes.

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  • The interior being that wears the clothes is the same in Alban Morley.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • And to-night Alban Kennedy slept beneath his roof; the bargain had been clinched, the word spoken.

    Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
  • Alban pressed his friend's hand, and both were silent for some moments.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Upon this he granted the Alban ambassadors an opportunity of stating what they came to demand.

  • Of all that he had seen in the kingdoms of money, Alban found this club least to his liking.

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British Dictionary definitions for Alban

Alban

/ˈɔːlbən/
noun
1.
Saint. 3rd century ad, the first English martyr. He was beheaded by the Romans on the site on which St Alban's Abbey now stands, for admitting his conversion to Christianity. Feast day: June 17
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