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Sebastian

[si-bas-chuh n] /sɪˈbæs tʃən/
noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 288? Roman martyr.
2.
a male given name.
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  • He had drawn attention to the life of Sebastian Bach and his congeners.

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  • And you are, then, the Sebastian Greppi of whom Carrara is so proud?

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  • Sebastian's scientific coolness and calmness have long been the admiration of younger practitioners.

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  • "It was you yourself, Sebastian, told me we were never to meet again," rejoined she.

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  • Sebastian had always been of an excitable and impulsive temperament; a liquid temperament.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sebastian

Sebastian

/sɪˈbæstjən/
noun
1.
Saint. died ?288 ad, Christian martyr. According to tradition, he was first shot with arrows and then beaten to death. Feast day: Jan 20
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Word Origin and History for Sebastian

masc. proper name, from Latin Sebastianus, from Greek Sebastianos, "man of Sebastia," a city in Pontus that was named for Augustus Caesar, first Roman emperor, from Greek sebastos "venerable," a translation of Latin augustus, the epithet of Caesar.

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