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[dez-muh nd] /ˈdɛz mənd/
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Instead he sucked his lemon, stared at Desmond, and smiled—valiantly.

    The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell
  • By the way, I suppose you've not heard anything of Miss Desmond?

  • Desmond stood up in turn, and made her a little grave inclination.

    Long Odds Harold Bindloss
  • "Thank you kindly," Miss Desmond stepped lightly into the boat.

  • Two of the smaller boats under the command of the master, who was accompanied by Desmond and Archie, then pulled in.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Desmond


15th Earl of, title of Gerald Fitzgerald. died 1583, Anglo-Irish nobleman, who led a Catholic rebellion (1579) against English domination of Ireland
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