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[jer-meyn; French zher-men] /dʒərˈmeɪn; French ʒɛrˈmɛn/
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • germain felt ill at ease in this company, and did not eat heartily.

    The Devil's Pool George Sand
  • A chill breeze seemed to inspire a question, which germain began.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • When day broke and the noise in the fields announced the fact to germain, he took his hands from his face and rose.

    The Devil's Pool George Sand
  • "An affair only on my unfortunate side," germain admitted gloomily.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • The fire along germain Street was of great volume, and dealt out destruction in a thoroughly wholesale manner.

  • germain's feelings were trebly disturbed by the history of the child-widow.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • But germain had long since finished the decoration of the room and withdrawn again, and yet the bell was silent.

  • "That seems to be his vocation," germain answered with warmth.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
germain in Science
French mathematician who made significant advances in theoretical mathematics. Her researches into number theory in particular provided the first partial solution to Fermat's last theorem (1820).
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