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Cyril

[sir-uh l] /ˈsɪr əl/
noun
1.
Saint ("Apostle of the Slavs") a.d. 827–869, Greek missionary to the Moravians.
2.
a male given name.
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  • She swayed a little and would have fallen if Cyril had not caught her.

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  • Cyril Mush replaced the lining in his hat, and placed it on his head.

  • On catching sight of each other Cyril and Anita had both halted simultaneously.

    Who? Elizabeth Kent
  • Peter and Cyril are still at St. Bede's, and getting on well.

  • "It is for Cyril I plead, and for Cecilia," she says, after a strange pause.

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Cyril

/ˈsɪrəl/
noun
1.
Saint. ?827–869 ad, Greek Christian theologian, missionary to the Moravians and inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet; he and his brother Saint Methodius were called the Apostles of the Slavs. Feast day: Feb 14 or May 11
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