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Oswald

[oz-wawld] /ˈɒz wɔld/
noun
1.
Lee Harvey, 1939–63, designated by a presidential commission to be the lone assassin of John F. Kennedy.
2.
a male given name.
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  • I don't believe any of them—at the time that they were standing directly around Oswald, had a shotgun—I may be mistaken.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Once more the well was sounded by Oswald, and the result was the same.

  • After being roughly introduced to several of the retainers as a new comrade, Oswald was left to follow his own devices.

    Both Sides the Border G. A. Henty
  • Soon Sir Donald called, and asked if Oswald felt able to go downstairs.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Oswald asks many questions as to matters that have puzzled his mind while pondering over this tangled web.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
British Dictionary definitions for Oswald

Oswald

/ˈɒzwəld/
noun
1.
Lee Harvey. 1939–63, presumed assassin (1963) of US president John F. Kennedy; murdered by Jack Ruby two days later
2.
Saint. ?605–41 ad, king of Northumbria (634–41); with St Aidan he restored Christianity to the region. He was killed in battle by Penda of Mercia. Feast day: Aug 5
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Word Origin and History for Oswald

masc. proper name, from Old English Osweald "god-power, god-ruler," from Old English os "god" (only in personal names), from PIE *ansu- "spirit" (see Oscar) + Old English (ge)weald "power."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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