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[fin-ee-uh s] /ˈfɪn i əs/
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “serpent's mouth or oracle.”. Unabridged
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  • Phineas was himself surprised to find that his first feeling on reading this letter was one of dissatisfaction.

    Phineas Finn Anthony Trollope
  • All right—just wait until he, Phineas, went before that board.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • To have been in the House and not to be there was, to such a one as Phineas Finn, necessarily a state of discontent.

    Phineas Redux Anthony Trollope
  • Another person who refused to accept Phillips favorably was Phineas Babbitt.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Now, however,—now that Phineas had consented to join the Government, any such considerations as these must be laid aside.

    Phineas Finn Anthony Trollope

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