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Damien

[dey-mee-uh n; French da-myan] /ˈdeɪ mi ən; French daˈmyɛ̃/
noun
1.
Father (Jo·seph de Veu·ster)
[French zhaw-zef--duh-vœ-ster] /French ʒɔˈzɛf də vœˈstɛr/ (Show IPA),
1840–89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the lepers of Molokai.
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  • It may be thought that Father Damien's heart sank when he reached the island.

  • It was my inclement destiny to become acquainted, not with Damien, but with Dr. Hyde.

    Father Damien Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But Damien shut-to with his own hand the doors of his own sepulchre.

    Father Damien Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Damien was not sent to Molokai, but went there without orders.

    Father Damien Robert Louis Stevenson
  • When I visited the lazaretto, Damien was already in his resting grave.

    Father Damien Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for Damien

Damien

/French damjɛ̃/
noun
1.
Joseph (ʒozɛf), known as Father Damien. 1840–89, Belgian Roman Catholic missionary to the leper colony at Molokai, Hawaii
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