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[don-uh-vuh n] /ˈdɒn ə vən/
William Joseph ("Wild Bill") 1883–1959, U.S. lawyer and military officer: organizer and director of the OSS 1942–45. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As a matter of fact I expect a small island would suit Donovan better than the whole country.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • Donovan had been for many years a generous subscriber to these funds.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • Mrs. Donovan says to Bessy Morris:—'Is it yourself that's in it?'

  • But I see—I see very plainly that you do not wish me to marry the Donovan oof-girl.

    The Island Mystery George A. Birmingham
  • Donovan arrived soon after I did, and with him, sure enough, was Cecilie Safford.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
Word Origin and History for Donovan

from Irish Donndubhan "dark brown."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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