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[al-oh-ish-uh s] /ˌæl oʊˈɪʃ əs/
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Is Mr. Aloysius Doyle to be given the contract for the statue or not?

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • Aloysius grasped the hand, and shook his head in sad sincerity.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • And all along this devious way he made a man of Aloysius Pankburn.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • Aloysius was of princely blood, but died nursing the sick in the hospital.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Rather to her surprise, Mr Aloysius Vereker was awake and out of bed.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay
  • Feeling that if one shovelful could be landed, more could, Aloysius's own steam rose.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • They began to smoke, and Aloysius perceived the grade was easing somewhat.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
British Dictionary definitions for Aloysius


Saint. full name Aloysius Luigi Gonzaga. 1568–91, Italian Jesuit who died nursing plague victims; the patron saint of youth. Feast day: June 21
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Word Origin and History for Aloysius

masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Aloisius, from Old French Loois (see Louis).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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