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[hurst] /hɜrst/
Fannie, 1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
a city in N Texas. Unabridged
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  • Hurst knelt down, and, with a hopeless effort, felt for the pulse that would never beat again.

    Norston's Rest Ann S. Stephens
  • The escort which were conducting him took him to Hurst Castle.

    Charles I Jacob Abbott
  • Hurst Dormer looked empty, and seemed silent and dull after Cornbridge.

    The Imaginary Marriage Henry St. John Cooper
  • The vicarage of Hurst Staple was in the gift of the noble family of Stapledean.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • Mr. Hurst shaded his face with one hand and seemed to struggle fiercely with himself.

British Dictionary definitions for Hurst


noun (archaic)
a wood
a sandbank
Word Origin
Old English hyrst; related to Old High German hurst
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Word Origin and History for Hurst


"hillock" (especially a sandy one), also "grove, wooded eminence," from Old English hyrst, from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz (cf. Middle Dutch horst "underwood," German Horst "thicket, shrubbery"). Common in place names (cf. Amherst).

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