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[el-win] /ˈɛl wɪn/
a male given name.
Also, Elvin [el-vin] /ˈɛl vɪn/ (Show IPA), Elwyn. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But Mr. Elwin gets so heated with the chase after Pope's stratagems, that he discovers them even where they do not exist.

  • This is, at least, the impression left on us by an anecdote told by Elwin.

  • Elwin was in truth the "complement" of Forster's life and character.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • The amiable Elwin, whom I consulted, entered into the project with a host of enthusiasm.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • However, Cairn's brusque manners were proverbial, and Sir Elwin accepted the lead.

  • But legal formalities were in the way, and Elwin came to London instead.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • He will allow no one in his room, and barely consents to see Sir Elwin.

  • Fancy this: last night at about six, who should walk in but Elwin!

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