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Dunstan

[duhn-stuh n] /ˈdʌn stən/
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. c925–988, English statesman: archbishop of Canterbury 961–978.
2.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “stone hill.”.
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  • Professor Dunstan found, as a means of two determinations, 21·6 per cent.

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  • Sir Dunstan Vaughan purchased it, and it had remained in the family ever since.

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  • Dunstan's thoughts went to Minga—what did she think of it all?

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  • Dunstan enlarged it, and added the founder's name to the dedication.

  • At that moment Dunstan came forth, and saw the pale face of Alfred.

  • There are two named after Dunstan, which gives us a limit to their dates.

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  • The great men were wroth at this slight on themselves and on the kingly office, and sent Dunstan to bring Eadwig back to the hall.

  • Dunstan suddenly dived under the table, feeling for the button.

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  • For a hundred years the monastery lay in ruins; then came the religious revival under the rule of Dunstan and King Edgar.

  • But from his interest in the idea Dunstan went to concern for his sister.

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British Dictionary definitions for Dunstan

Dunstan

/ˈdʌnstən/
noun
1.
Saint. ?909–988 ad, English prelate and statesman; archbishop of Canterbury (959–988). He revived monasticism in England on Benedictine lines and promoted education. Feast day: May 19
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