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Alden

[awl-duh n] /ˈɔl dən/
noun
1.
John, 1599?–1687, Pilgrim settler in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620.
2.
a male or female given name: from an Old English word meaning “old friend.”.
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  • Mr. Alden had watched for five nights when he knew the pressman to be at home.

  • And as Laura emerged from the room she was caught in the arms of her brother Alden.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Since her one attempt to cross the silence that lay like a two-edged sword between them, Madame had said nothing to Alden.

  • To Alden, who knew the false-hearted beauty so well, all this was surprising.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Alden Lytton flushed to the temples at hearing his true wife's pure and noble name brought into this dishonoring examination.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • There, Alden, the reasoning was all false, wicked and fatal.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Afterward, Alden read the paper and the other two played cribbage.

  • Alden did not reply, but stood up again with his hat in his hand.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • I believe that he and Mr. Mitchell were the only writers of your papers till Mr. Alden wrote the last?

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells

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