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Shawn

[shawn] /ʃɔn/
noun
1.
Ted (Edwin M) 1891–1972, U.S. dancer and choreographer (husband of Ruth St. Denis).
2.
a male given name, form of John.
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  • It might be easier, Ben thought, to endure the ache of waiting if Shawn himself would look aft again, but he would not.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • Shawn stood in the bow of the boat with the dip-net ready to swing.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • Though it be the ruin o' me I'll say it: I think you're a wicked man, Mr. Shawn.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • Shawn swam around to the other side as Burney raised the fish.

    Shawn of Skarrow James Tandy Ellis
  • I did not; but I sent Shawn Keogh with the ass cart for to bear him home.

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