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[gas-tuh n; French ga-stawn] /ˈgæs tən; French gaˈstɔ̃/
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • D'Argenson saw, as in a mirror, what was passing in Gaston's mind.

    The Regent's Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Gaston was at this time five years old, and Lucie was three.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • "Savages after the manner of our forefathers," Gaston answered quietly.

    The Trespasser, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Gaston showed himself only when he secured a few days' leave.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • He had been to the menagerie, and he had seen her with Gaston.

    The Trespasser, Complete Gilbert Parker

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