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Aloysius

[al-oh-ish-uh s] /ˌæl oʊˈɪʃ əs/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”.
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  • Aloysius, at that moment, wouldn't have given the odd change on a pay check for all the chances Extra 240 and he himself had left.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • After a time Aloysius got to firing: then he wanted an engine.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Feeling that if one shovelful could be landed, more could, Aloysius's own steam rose.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Aloysius's hair began to lie down, and his heart to rise up.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Aloysius saw the man's lips move, and, without taking his hands from the levers, bent his head to catch the words.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • Aloysius got nothing at all in the villages to-day, Brother Paul.

    Where There is Nothing William Butler Yeats
  • The first thing we have to decide is whether Mr. Aloysius Doyle is a suitable man to be entrusted with the work.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
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Aloysius

/ˌæləʊˈɪʃəs/
noun
1.
Saint. full name Aloysius Luigi Gonzaga. 1568–91, Italian Jesuit who died nursing plague victims; the patron saint of youth. Feast day: June 21
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Word Origin and History for Aloysius

masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Aloisius, from Old French Loois (see Louis).

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