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[yoo-stuh s] /ˈyu stəs/
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “steadfast.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dexter (I tell you again) is answerable for the late Mrs. Eustace's death.

    The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins
  • Put your arms round Eustace's neck,—your own Eustace that's so fond of you.

  • Nesta did not know it; he would never know it himself; but there was a big difference in Eustace nowadays.

    Queensland Cousins Eleanor Luisa Haverfield
  • If not, you and Eustace must start back with them, travelling slowly.

  • She was surprised to see that her friend was staring eagerly before her with a fixity almost equal to that of Eustace.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • In fact, he had rather been relying on Eustace to be the life and soul of the party.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • A score of times I proposed to my friend Eustace to share my purse—he met my tender with insults.

    The Casque's Lark Eugne Sue
  • This happened just about the time when Eustace Hignett was beginning his narrative.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  • Eustace had purposely taken time over attending to his horse.

    'Tween Snow and Fire Bertram Mitford
  • "This is the end," said Eustace Hignett, turning his face to the wall.

    The Girl on the Boat Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Word Origin and History for Eustace

masc. proper name, from Old French Eustace (Modern French Eustache), from Latin Eustachius, probably from Greek eustakhos "fruitful," from eu "well" (see eu-) + stakhys "ear (of grain);" see spike (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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