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[ben-it] /ˈbɛn ɪt/
Origin of bennet
1225-75; Middle English (herbe) beneit < Old French (herbe) beneite, translation of Latin (herba) benedicta blessed (herb) (> Old English benedicte, Old High German benedicta, Middle Dutch benedictus-kruid). See Benedictus Unabridged
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  • Five thousand pounds was settled by marriage articles on Mrs. bennet and the children.

    Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
  • "Disguises come easily to us," Mr. bennet said, still smiling.

    Forever Robert Sheckley
  • But bennet, who had no wish to see Mrs. Eversleigh, excused himself and withdrew.

  • In 1832-3, he published a periodical, entitled, "bennet's Glasgow Magazine."

  • I think you are exaggerating the effect of any small attentions of mine toward Miss bennet.

    Pride and Prejudice, a play Mary Keith Medbery Mackaye
British Dictionary definitions for bennet


short for herb bennet
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