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Connor

[kon-er] /ˈkɒn ər/
noun
1.
Ralph (Charles William Gordon) 1860–1937, Canadian novelist and clergyman.
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  • And so the matter rested when Connor left his host and went to bed.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • She glanced down at her fresh plate which Mrs. Connor had just placed before her.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • Colonel Connor is said to have sent back the reply that he "would cross the river Jordan if hell yawned below him."

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • But mostly he drags the cruel burden of Connor's lawn-mower.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • The brain of Connor groped slowly in the rear of these words.

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
Word Origin and History for Connor

masc. proper name, little used in U.S. before 1980; in the top 100 names given to boys from 1992; apparently an alteration and appropriation of the surname Conner (13c.), representing Old English cunnere "examiner, inspector" (e.g. ale-conner (see con (n.2)).

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