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Leonard

[len-erd] /ˈlɛn ərd/
noun
1.
Sugar Ray (Ray Charles Leonard) born 1956, U.S. boxer.
2.
William Ellery (Channing)
[el-uh-ree] /ˈɛl ə ri/ (Show IPA),
1876–1944, U.S. poet, essayist, and teacher.
3.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “lion” and “hardy.”.
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  • I would like to throw out all my heart to Leonard on such an afternoon as this.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Leonard Lewis and Jack Mallet were the only men we let into the secret.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Violante would have questioned more closely; but, to Leonard's relief, Harley interposed.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Leonard Madden is my name," he said as he offered a bit of engraved card.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • In herself she was desirable, very desirable; Leonard felt his pulses quicken and his blood leap as he looked at her.

    The Man Bram Stoker
British Dictionary definitions for Leonard

Leonard

/ˈlɛnəd/
noun
1.
Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights
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Word Origin and History for Leonard

masc. proper name, from French Léonard, Old French Leonard, from German Leonhard, from Old High German *Lewenhart, literally "strong as a lion," from lewo (from Latin Leo, see lion) + hart "hard" (see hard (adj.)).

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