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Aloysius

[al-oh-ish-uh s] /ˌæl oʊˈɪʃ əs/
noun
1.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “famous warrior.”.
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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

Aloysius

/ˌæləʊˈɪʃəs/
noun
1.
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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